That's Not Funny, That's Sick (book)

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This article is about the 2013 book on the history of National Lampoon magazine. For the 1977 National Lampoon album of sketch comedy, see That's Not Funny, That's Sick.
That's Not Funny, That's Sick
Author Ellin Stein
Country United States
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date
June 2013
Media type Print
Pages 447
ISBN 978-0-393-07409-3

That's Not Funny, That's Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream is a book written by journalist Ellin Stein, and published by Norton in June 2013.[1] Based on many interviews, the book is a history covering some of National Lampoon magazine's lifespan and that of some of its creators, starting with the original founders' time spent at The Harvard Lampoon, and ending in 1980 after the funeral of co-founder Doug Kenney.

PopMatters journalist J.C. Maçek III wrote in a review of the book "That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick is almost entirely complete, if occasionally confusing, and a smart read for comedy history fans."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ That's Not Funny, That's Sick; The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream by Ellin Stein, June 2013, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, London, ISBN 978-0-393-07409-3
  2. ^ Maçek III, J.C. (14 August 2013). "If You Don't Read This National Lampoon Article We'll Shoot This Dog!". PopMatters.