• Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date

    Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn’t it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot American Summer: The Play. But today came the best news of all: Netflix officially announced the official premiere date of Wet Hot

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    Wet Hot American Summer on stage! Cult comedy flick becomes a play, but will it work?

    It’s good to be a Wet Hot American Summer fan right about now. Well, it’s good to be that most of the time, since telling a group of people that you have to go hump the fridge is probably the best way to single out new friends from the herd, based on reaction. But now, more than ever, WHAS is experiencing something of a popular renaissance: we’ve already heard about

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    Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp trailer reveals cast (Video)

    Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer limited series has a trailer and thanks to the video, we also know the cast. Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter will all return to Camp Firewood for the eight-episode series. How such large names were

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    David Wain reveals ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ prequel details on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Video)

    David Wain visited Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to promote his new movie They Came Together, which hits theaters June 27 and stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. Also starring the likes of Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms and Michael Ian Black, it’s a romantic comedy that basically rails against romantic comedies. In short, we can’t wait to peep it in theaters. But Meyers also got Wain talking about

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    Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins and many more join for musical comedy album benefitting OneKid OneWorld (Videos)

    The world of comedy takes on America’s past, present and future in the musical comedy album 2776. Created by Rob Kutner (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and the Levinson Brothers (The Tonight Show), the album is a collection of 28 original songs with all proceeds going to the OneKid OneWorld foundation. 2776 features an impressive lineup of comedians including Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Ira Glass, Margaret Cho, Paul F.

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David, Michael Ian Black join Michael J. Fox and others for Parkinson’s fundraiser

    Are you tired of Uncle Larry calling you up with a bad joke he heard at the office? Well from now until Oct. 2, you can bid to have a comedian call to tell you a great joke to support Parkinson’s disease! Shaking With Laughter, a charity started by former Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe and his wife, Karen, have declared Oct. 23 National “Tell a Joke for Parkinson’s Day.” Apparently

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    David Wain on Wet Hot American Summer sequel: We have more than a few pages done (Exclusive)

    Once the hopes and chatter became official months ago when David Wain and Michael Showalter confirmed that yes, there would, indeed, be a sequel to the cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer, comedy nerds worldwide have been asking: When? The question, of course, comes from an emotional place, because we all know that a project like this takes time– especially since its creators are plenty busy with multiple projects.

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    New York Comic Con hosts Childrens Hospital, Hannibal Buress and lots more comedy (Preview)

    October is just days away, which means, soon, many people will have an excuse to put on scary masks, ridiculous costumes or slutty outfits that transform women into the objects of men’s fantasies. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, New York Comic Con is right around the corner. The four-day fest of all-things-nerd happens Oct. 11-14. And while there are plenty of panels with potential to be pretty preposterous (Steampunk 101,

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    Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

    Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day, wherein all Americans are encouraged to register to vote (if they haven’t already; you can’t register twice, you guys), a huge list

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    Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, David Wain, more talk about their roles in ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ (Video)

    In addition to traditional actor types (Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane) did you know Mike Birbiglia’s movie Sleepwalk With Me also features a hefty handful of comedians who are sometimes actors? It’s true. If you don’t believe us, you should watch this video, which features the likes of Kristen Schaal, David Wain, Wyatt Cenac, Jessi Klein, Henry Phillips and John Lutz. Also, you see Marc Maron, but he’s not interviewed for

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    Madonna will guest star on Childrens Hospital, says Rob Corddry

    Ever watch the run of an entire TV series in one sitting? With no breaks? Take it from me: it’s only possible if you’re watching a well-crafted, amusing show. I wouldn’t recommend binging on Toddlers & Tiaras, for example. Or Breaking Bad. Too much and you’ll start losing any faith in humanity you may have had. Potential for catastrophic loss of faith aside, this past weekend, the Alamo Drafthouse movie

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    Catching up with David Wain at the Off-Centered Film Festival in Austin

    Austin is fast becoming a booming comedy town, boasting festivals like South by Southwest and this week’s Moontower Comedy Festival. But the city also plays home to some incredible film festivals that are especially appealing to comedy nerd audiences, like the Fifth Annual Off-Centered Film Festival, which went down last week at the much beloved Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The fest is a team effort between the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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    The boring truth about the Wet Hot American Summer sequel (UPDATE)

    A few weeks ago, Michael Showalter caused a lot of comedy nerds to lose their shit, when he told Bravo host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live!, in no uncertain terms, that the Wet Hot American Summer sequel was a go. Cohen read a Twitter question from a viewer about the possible second installment to the flick Showalter and David Wain wrote. Showalter’s response: “Absolutely yes. One hundred percent

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    Paul Rudd plans on pumping Malin Akerman with his gonads (Video)

    David Wain and Ken Marin’s Wanderlust hits theaters Feb. 24, but there’s been no shortage of online previews. The latest finds Paul Rudd’s character attempting to seduce Malin Akerman’s character. As you might expect, things don’t go so well. Paul Rudd Talks Dirty from Paul Rudd

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    Check out photos from the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ reunion at Sketchfest!

    San Francisco’s stellar comedy event Sketchfest (running through Feb. 4) — the 11th annual, don’t you know? — kicked off Jan. 19 and has already hosted some amazing shows, one of which was a Wet Hot American Summer reunion! Dubbed Wet Hot American Summer: The Live Radio Play, the star-studded reading adapted for the stage by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, went down this past Saturday at the Marines’ Memorial

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