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Jul 19, 2014

Sean was a founding editor of the National Lampoon who went on to write for children's television, including The Magic Schoolbus and Shining Time Station. I bonded with his son, Chris, when we both wrote for Michael Moore's TV show, an unpalatable experience from which Chris recovered sufficiently to become the head writer on Bill Maher's first series. I prefer family sagas where a father's towering achievements are squandered by his dissipated heir in revenge for paternal lunacy, but here are two generations of accomplished and amiable humor writers with genuine affection for one another. Listen anyway.