Josh Karp

Josh Karp is an adjunct lecturer in journalism at Northwestern University and a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in numerous print and digital publications, including Salon, The Atlantic, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He is the author of A Stupid and Futile Gesture, which was named the Best Biography of 2006 at the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Midwest Book Awards.

  • A Futile and Stupid Gesture

    By Josh Karp

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever

    A hilarious and moving story that's now a highly anticipated Netflix film

    "Both Karp's well-researched analysis of why NL succeeded, shuddered, and ultimately crashed and his biography of Kenney are compelling, and the latter is also mysterious...Karp's account of Kenney's death is as moving as the excerpts from excellent NL articles are hilarious." - Booklist

    Released October 3, 2017
    English, Unabridged