{Exclusive} Jackie Tohn Cast As Gilda Radner In David Wain’s “A Futile And Stupid Gesture”


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〉 Tohn will play Radner in the drama that details the origins of National Lampoon.

has joined the cast of Netflix‘s National Lampoon origin story . She joins , , and in the film from director . The is from and , from the book by .

The film follows Gleeson and Forte as two men who founded Harvard’s National Lampoon, the comedy society that became a massive franchise, spawning such infamous comedies as Caddyshack and Animal House. Despite – or perhaps because of – the Lampoon’s massive success, co-founder Doug Kenney (Gleeson) developed a substance abuse problem from which he never recovered.

Tohn will play Gilda Radner, the legendary comedian who appeared as a player on the The National Lampoon Radio Hour and helped to develop The National Lampoon Show. Radner, who trained at The Second City in Toronto, went on to become one of the original “Not Ready For Primetime Players” – the troupe of comedians who steered the first five seasons of Saturday Night Live. McHale is expected to play Radner’s SNL co-star, Chevy Chase. 

and are producing. Colton and Aboud will executive produce alongside ,  and The Office’s  through his Pacific Electric Co.

Tohn recently appeared in the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy Sisters and Jem and the Holograms. Her television work, which began in the 90s on the CBS series The Nanny, also includes appearances on Castle, House of Lies, Rules of Engagement, and CSI: New York. She was also a contestant on Season 8 of American Idol.

Tohn is repped by and .


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