John Aboud

A Futile and Stupid Gesture Interview: Tom Lennon and Matt Walsh

A Futile and Stupid Gesture has a sprawling ensemble cast of comedians, and we interviewed two more. Matt Walsh plays National Lampoon editor Matty Simmons, later producer of Animal House and the Vaca...

A Futile and Stupid Gesture Interview: Screenwriters John Aboud and Mike Colton

A Futile and Stupid Gesture is now on Netflix, so you could watch it this weekend, or maybe you’ve already seen it. Based on the book by Josh Karp, A Futile and Stupid Gesture stars Will Forte as Nati...

A Futile and Stupid Gesture Interview: David Wain, Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern

For a man who brought us so many laughs, Doug Kenney had a tragic life. The co-founder of National Lampoon, Kenney found fame and success with the magazine and its movie productions, but died young wh...

Sundance Interview: Domhnall Gleeson and Martin Mull on A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Martin Mull plays National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney in present day in A Futile and Stupid Gesture. I hate to break it to you, but Kenney did not make it past Caddyshack in real life. This is some o...

A Futile and Stupid Gesture - Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2018 Review: ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Lampoons Meta Bio-Pic

Matt Marshall reviews 'A Futile and Stupid Gesture,' which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and debuts on Netflix on January 26th.

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Sundance Interview: Joel McHale and Emmy Rossum on A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Netflix has been a dominant force in the last three Sundances. This week’s fest included the premiere of A Futile and Stupid Gesture, the story of National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney (Will Forte). Si...

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