Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

A 4th Row Film for A&E Indie Films in association with Passion Pictures

Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2015

Director | Producer

Douglas Tirola


Susan Bedusa

Executive Producers

John Battsek | Molly Thompson


Danielle Rosen


Joseph Krings | G. Jesse Martinez

DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD is the energetic, revolutionary, gently perverted, and often hilarious story of seminal humour magazine National Lampoon. From its beginnings as the Harvard Lampoon, through its days as a publishing sensation and Hollywood heavyweight, to its eventual downfall and into its rebirth and refocus as a multimedia company. The film features rare and never before seen footage, and showcases the influence that the brand’s magazine, television and radio programs and movies had on American culture and the entertainment industry.

“It will remind you how much we owe to a few irreverent misfits at Harvard.”

“Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant Dead is a time capsule of comedy that we may never see the likes of again.”

“Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon’ Is a Must-Watch for Anyone Who Loves Pop Culture.”