Christopher Cerf is an author, composer-lyricist, voice actor, and record and television producer. A founding contributor to National Lampoon, he is known for his musical contributions to Sesame Street, for co-creating and co-producing the award-winning PBS literacy education program Between the Lions, and for his humorous books and articles.

Henry Beard attended Harvard University and was a member of the Harvard Lampoon. He on to found National Lampoon with Douglas Kenney and served as its editor during the magazine’s heyday in the 1970s. Beard has written numerous best-selling humor books.