Tony Hendra - Details


TONY HENDRA (Ian Faith) was born in London and attended Cambridge University where he performed frequently with Pythons-to-be John Cleese and Graham Chapman. In 1964, he came to America in a comedy team that played on the club circuit and major variety TV shows of the time, including The Ed Sullivan Show. In 1970, he became one of the original editors of The National Lampoon. He co-produced Lampoon's first album, "Radio Dinner," with Michael O'Donoghue, performing many of the tracks himself including a celebrated parody of John Lennon called "Magical Misery Tour." In 1973, he directed and produced "Lemmings," the Lampoon's smash off-broadway satire of Woodstock, which gave John Belushi, Chevy Chase and Christopher Guest their first starring roles.