Was a writer, actor and creative director on the "National Lampoon Radio Hour".

Suffered from severe migraine headaches, which he described as feeling like long steel needles being driven into his eyes.

Wrote for the magazines The Evergeen Review (where he created the comic strip character Phoebe Zeit-Geist), and The National Lampoon.

Spoke the very first words in the first Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch, teaching John Belushi nonsense English phrases.