• 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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    ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ headed to Netlfix as television series

    Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 cult comedy classic from David Wain and Michael Showalter, is headed to Netflix in the form of a 10-episode television series. This, according to sources, who have spoken to Variety, who broke the news moments ago. If the project comes to fruition, a Wet Hot American Summer series will act as a prequel to the movie, which starred Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce,

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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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    Michael Showalter, Christian Finnegan, Brooke Van Poppelen talk about stuff in a fancy room! (Video)

    Have you ever wanted to watch comedians sit around in a well-appointed sitting room talking about brunch, “pancakes that make you poop,” their experiences in Cub Scouts or how they handle it when their comedian friends eat shit onstage? Well, aren’t you in luck. The folks at Official Comedy just rolled out the latest installment of the Secret Society of Comedy. In the below video, watch Michael Showalter, Christian Finnegan

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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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    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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    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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    Michael Showalter snags a television deal with Fox

    Comedian Michael Showalter has inked a deal with Fox to develop a new sitcom for the television network. The Stella co-founder is working with Christina Lee (she worked with Showalter on he and Michael Ian Black’s Comedy Central show, Michael and Michael Have Issues) to executive produce I Hate Your Friends, which follows an in-love couple who meet their significant others’ friends and start to question whether they’ve chosen the

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    Wet Hot American Summer: Laughspin and Showalter, Wain, Black reflect on the cult comedy

    The state bird of New Jersey is the mosquito. The statement, offered in jest by a movie character from behind the digitalized safety net of the TV screen, had at least one audience member thoroughly riled. It was all the encouragement my friend Richie, a Jersey boy born and bred, needed to narrow a set of steely eyebrows at the television and extend his middle finger, in a futile act

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    Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

    It seems every season there’s a sad departure of a comedy series that had potential. Usually it’s a slight bummer but then you find a replacement during that time slot each week and you stop mourning the loss. But a few shows have graced us in the last 15 years who were gone far too soon. Their cancellations bring firey rage to thousands of fans and their one-liners live on

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    Michael Showalter: The accidental comedian?

    When I was 17, it was a very good year. George W. Bush hadn’t yet had the opportunity to drive the country into massive collapse, and a friend of my brother’s introduced me to a wonderfully affecting offbeat comedy called Wet Hot American Summer – a film I loved and connected with so brazenly, not even the gifting of its poster from an evil ex could soil my adoration. Ten

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    Michael Showalter gives us Project Top Chef Model on Atom.com

    With so many competition-based reality shows on TV these days, it’s impossible to watch them all. Enter Project Top Chef Model. This video, produced by Michael Showalter, combines and parodies pretty much every competition show that Bravo has, and the contestants – played by comedians like Andrea Rosen, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, and Zak Orth – fight for the crown of best designer-cook-model. If they don’t make the cut, it’s

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    The State to release long-lost album; Black, Showalter, Wain and more included

    Listen up, comedy nerds. Mark Sept. 14 on your calendars. That’s when the album from The State, titled Comedy For Gracious Living, that you never knew existed – or did you? — is set for release. “It was a freeing experience because no one was watching over us, there were no ‘adults’ around,” original member Kevin Allison told USA Today. “We’d swim and drink and gamble all day and record

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