Notable former writers for Harvard Lampoon
Novak, who grew up in Newton, was a good fit for the prank-inclined humor magazine.
The actor, writer and producer on The Office recently fessed up to being one of the forces behind the notorious Museum of Fine Arts audio tour prank when he was in High School.
He became known locally for his pranks at Harvard and nationally for his pranks on the MTV show Punk'd.
Novak held variety shows at Harvard, once inviting Bob Saget to host. One of his first jobs was on Saget's show Raising Dad.