‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead’ Review

As is often the case with such endeavors, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead—a documentary about the early years of the National Lampoon comedy empire—is never shy about showering praise on its subject matter. This is a celebration, not an examination, and those looking for a critique of the brilliantly ribald publication, radio show, off-Broadway play, and film franchise are best off going elsewhere.

But those of you who are in the mood for a trip down memory lane (or know nothing about the troupe other than National Lampoon’s Animal House or, worse, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year) are in for a treat. Now available on Video on Demand, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead features interviews with a host of staffers from the original magazine, archival footage of impossibly...

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Oct 9th 2015
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