The National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor

National Lampoon's Encyclopedia of Humor
Author Michael O'Donoghue (editor)
Cover artist Bernie Wrightson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Parody
Publisher National Lampoon Magazine
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 152 pp
ISBN 1-59071-042-8 (2005 edition)

National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor is an American humor book that was first published in 1973 in hardback. It was a "special issue" of National Lampoon magazine, so it was sold on newsstands; however, it was put out in addition to the regular issues of the magazine.

The book contained all new material. It consisted of an alphabetically arranged collection of humor pieces, cartoons, and comic strips that had been especially created by many of the National Lampoon's regular contributors.

It included written pieces by Michael O'Donoghue, P. J. O'Rourke, Terry Southern, Anne Beatts, Doug Kenney, and Brian McConnachie. There were cartoons by B. Kliban, M. K. Brown, Ed Subitzky, Brian McConnachie, John Caldwell, Bobby London, and Sam Gross. In addition there was artwork by Edward Gorey, Bruce McCall, Rick Meyerowitz, and Vaughn Bode. The book also included a pull-out: the National Lampoon Map of the World.


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