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The Return Of National Lampoon Comedy With Tony Hendra

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Comedy legend Tony Hendra joins us. You might remember Tony best as Ian Spinal Tap's Cricket bat welding manager , but he has a long history of comedy starting as the writing partner of Monty Python member Graham Chapman. Tony spent years working at national Lampoon as an Editor and writer for the magazine. he co-wrote Lemmings Their stage revue featuring Bill Murray John Belushi Chevy Chase and Gilda Radner, long before their Saturday Night Live TV careers. 

As a performer, Tony wrote produced and acted in many National Lampoon comedy sketches that debuted on the very popular National Lampoon Radio Hour and later on their Lampoon comedy albums beginning with Radio Diner. Tony played John Lennon in this classic bit Magical Misery Tour. 

 

Tony is here to promote the first new Lampoon Comedy Album in 35 years ARE THERE ANY TRIGGERS HERE TONIGHT? We talk about his new comedy group The Final Edition , the beginnings of satirical British comedy when Tony was at Cambridge University with The Pythons, Making The Spinal Tap Film, and so much more. 

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