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A Futile and Stupid Gesture

How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever

by Josh Karp

  • 45 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Chicago Review Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Periodical editors,
  • Comedy,
  • Comedy (Performing Arts),
  • Publishing Industry And Trade,
  • United States,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • History and criticism,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts,
  • Editors, Journalists, Publishers,
  • American wit and humor,
  • Biography,
  • Comedians

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8596282M
    ISBN 101556526024
    ISBN 109781556526022

    The new Netflix movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture is the life story of the comedy legend you’ve never heard of: Doug Kenney co-founded the s .   A Futile and Stupid Gesture is the brainchild of Josh Carp, based on his book of the same name, and brought to the screen by David Wain, a fitting director matched to the type of frat house, juvenile comedy launched by the Lampoon, having himself penned Wet Hot American Summer () and Role Models ().7/

      The latest scrapbook of pop history, A Futile and Stupid Gesture is a pleasant ramble through the brief reign of s counter-cultural comedy as it sprang through and from the life of Doug Kenney.   A Futile and Stupid Gesture, adapted from Josh Karp’s book about the rise and fall of legendary comedy outfit National Lampoon, above all Author: Shaun Munro.

    Here’s the gist: Adapted from Josh Karp’s book of the same name, “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” retraces the true story of how two subversive Harvard grads took the road less traveled.   This is a pattern of mine. I find a lesser known figure through a book and become a little obsessed with them. That’s how I came to find out about Doug Kenney, by reading A Futile and Stupid Gesture. I bought the book on kindle and read it on my phone during downtime while I was an extra on the show Billions two summers ago.


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A Futile and Stupid Gesture by Josh Karp Download PDF EPUB FB2

Throughout A Futile and Stupid Gesture, I couldn’t help but ask myself: how can such lucky, smart and talented people be so unhappy and self-destructive. Many hilarious pieces by Kenney and others appear throughout the book in whole or in part.

I was delighted to read Karp’s apt summarization of Kenney’s wickedly funny short story about a /5(22). Directed by David Wain. With Frank Gingerich, Morgan Gingerich, Annette O'Toole, Harry Groener.

In the s and '80s, National Lampoon's success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Douglas Kenney/10(K). A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE is a culminating summary of the comedy revolution in the seventies and follows the one man This book is so good because it’s funny and captivating, covers a very interesting story, and because it looks at the events of the seventies in a way that I am pretty sure no book has ever done before/5.

Throughout A A Futile and Stupid Gesture book and Stupid Gesture, I couldn’t help but ask myself: how can such lucky, smart and talented people be so unhappy and self-destructive.

Many hilarious pieces by Kenney and others appear throughout the book in whole or in part. I was delighted to read Karp’s apt summarization of Kenney’s wickedly funny short story about a /5(25).

A Futile and Stupid Gesture How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever. Josh Karp. 3 Ratings; $; $; Publisher Description. The ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this book offers the first complete history of the immensely popular magazine and its brilliant and eccentric 4/5(3).

A Futile and Stupid Gesture Critics Consensus. A Futile and Stupid Gesture entertainingly recreates the birth of an influential comedic movement, even 67%.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture feels like a quick tour of a man’s greatest hits that relies on his accomplishments, rather than any storytelling artistry, to.

'Futile Gesture,' a Serious Bio of Funnyman Kenney Josh Karp's biography A Futile and Stupid Gesture chronicles the life, comedy and untimely death of National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney. The. A Futile and Stupid Gesture NPR coverage of A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever by Josh Karp.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Josh Karp. Parents need to know that A Futile and Stupid Gesture is based on a book of the same name that examines the life of successful comedy writer Doug 's suggested that overwork, an obsessive nature, and drug and alcohol use all 3/5.

“A Futile and Stupid Gesture” is jammed with personalities and capsule histories. More than interviews went into the making of this book; so much tape-transcribing must have been miserable. A Futile and Stupid Gesture. 39 likes. A Futile and Stupid Gesture () TV-MA | 1h 41min | Biography, Comedy | 26 January (USA)Followers: A Futile and Stupid Gesture is the story of comedy wunderkind Doug Kenney, who co-created the National Lampoon, Caddyshack, and Animal House.

Kenney was at the center of the 70’s comedy counter-culture which gave birth to Saturday Night Live and a /5(83). ‘Everything screwed up about our culture, it all begins right here.’ — From “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” (Netflix,directed by David Wain), adapted from the book Author: Nitsuh Abebe.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture TV-MA 1h 41m Comedies In a life full of triumph and failure, "National Lampoon" co-founder Doug Kenney built a comedy empire, molding pop culture in Genre: Comedy. Having debuted on Netflix on January 26 after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival days earlier, A Futile and Stupid Gesture (adapted from Josh Karp's book of same name) chronicles Author: Russ Espinoza.

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“A Futile and Stupid Gesture” is a cheesy, slapdash, semi-tongue-in-cheek biopic that purports to be about a lot of things — the creation of The National Lampoon, the weirdly haunted soul of.

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