National Lampoon, Inc. is the most recognized brand in comedy with a 40-year legacy going back to its first comedy publication (National Lampoon Magazine), the highest-grossing comedy film in history (Animal House) and other highly successful film franchises (Vacation, Van Wilder).
National Lampoon was founded in 1970 as a humor magazine making ground breaking comedy, record breaking sales and iconic artwork that has secured a foothold in popular culture.
The cutting edge satire attracted the funniest new talent and the magazine became an incubator for films, radio, television, comedy albums and live shows.
National Lampoon launched some of the greatest comedy writers and film stars of all time, including John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Doug Kenney, Henry Beard, P.J. O’Rourke and John Hughes.
National Lampoon’s brand of humor influenced modern comedy from the 70’s to today. The brand is a springboard to Hollywood for a generation of comedy writers and directors. Alumni have gone on to create or write for Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, The Simpsons, Married with Children, Night Court, and various films including Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Ghostbusters.
National Lampoon comedy is an attitude like no other. Twisted, funny and relatable. We like to laugh, make you laugh and laugh at you.