History of National Lampoon Lemmings


National Lampoon: Lemming was a 1973 live stage show that spun out of National Lampoon magazine - and helped launch the careers of John Belushi, Christopher Guest, and Chevy Chase.

Lemmings was a take-off of Woodstock - and was toted as three days of peace, love and death - and Belushi acted as the festival emcee who encouraged everyone to kill themselves.

Lorne Michaels saw the show and scooped the talent for a show he was going to launch, called Saturday Night Live. Plus, for us New Yorkers, the show was performed at a venue on Bleeker Street and Thomas in the Village.

Check out the full performance…