We are a collective for humor, empowering an array of creative perspectives and voices

National Lampoon expands the boundaries of the comedy universe, with projects that span film, audio, live performance, television, and beyond. Like its origins, our storytelling pushes the envelope of defining comedy, and presents humor we call the “twisted mainstream”. All conveyed through voices that represent the next generation of leading artists.


Raj Singh CEO

Raj Singh is the CEO of National Lampoon. After joining PalmStar in 2016, Singh spearheaded the successful National Lampoon acquisition. Prior to PalmStar, Singh transitioned from Merced Capital, a $2.5B asset management firm based in Minneapolis. While at Merced, Singh oversaw the ~$150M media and entertainment portfolio. The portfolio consisted of single picture investments as well as corporate equity and debt investments in the space. Prior to that, Singh was a private equity investor at Greenbriar Equity Group in New York. He began his career on Wall Street in the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co. Singh earned a Bachelor of Science in Business in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the University of Minnesota.

Evan Shapiro President

Evan Shapiro is the President of National Lampoon, a Comedy Studio for Live Performance, Film, TV, Social and Audio. Shapiro, an Emmy and Peabody Award Winner, has produced or created more than 150 television series, specials or documentaries, including Portlandia, Comedy Bang Bang, Please Like Me, Take My Wife, Shrink, Trapped In The Closet, Harmonquest, Laurie Kilmartin’s 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, HitRecord, Fortitude, Carlos, Bollywood Hero, My Brother My Brother & Me, Brick City, This Film Is Not Yet Rated and more. He most recently executive produced the comedy special Funny Women of A Certain Age for Showtime, and Trump Bites, the Webby Award winner for Best Animated Series. He is a Professor for TV and Media at NYU/Stern School Of Business.