National Lampoon Is Relaunching Themselves
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
It’s about time for this to happen, right?
In a THR interview with current National Lampoon president Alan Donnes, the announcement that National Lampoon is starting anew was made:
The Lampoon will relaunch September 1 with the rollout of the company’s website, which will feature the Lampoon’s first new writing in over four years, plus pieces from former Lampoon editor Tony Hendra’s New York Times parody The Final Edition. Quarterly “bookzines” might follow, says Donnes, but there’s no plan to revive the magazine. Film and TV projects and collaborations with YouTube content producers are in the works, he says.
While the glory days that people often associate with National Lampoon were decades ago, kickstarting the entire brand from top to bottom might offer a path to a new set of glory days.
We’ll have to wait until next month to see if that’s what is going to happen.