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David Wain Stars with Aimee Mann in a Music Video About the Common Cold

Here's a new video for a song performed by musician Aimee Mann in which comedy director/writer/actor David Wain plays a scientist who cures the common cold. Mann and Dave Foley also make appearances. The song is from The Daily Show's Rob Kutner and the Levinson brothers' new comedy/music album 2776, which comes out on the 4th of July and features guest appearances from Will Forte, Ed Helms, Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Patrick Stewart, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Andrew W.K., Martha Plimpton, The Sklar Brothers, Simon Helberg, Jonathan Katz, and more. In December, they released a video for the album featuring Eugene Mirman, Ira Glass, and Yo [...]

Sundance 2014 Adds Nick Offerman, Amy Poehler, and More David Cross to Its Lineup

Following last week’s announcement of Sundance’s 2014 lineup, yesterday the festival announced its crop of new films set to premiere this year, adding another David Cross project as well as films featuring Nick Offerman, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Chris O’Dowd, and more. The comedy selection ranges from dark to romantic to touring one-man show; take a look at some selections from the lineup below:

Hits – Directed and written by David Cross. In a small town in upstate New York, recklessness disturbs the lives of the people who dwell there as they wallow in unrealistic expectations. Cast: Julia Stiles, Michael Cera, Matt Walsh, Wyatt Cenac.

Watch John Vanderslice Interview the Stella Guys

Here's a really silly interview between musician John Vanderslice and Stella (Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, David Wain) that serves as proof that the Stella guys should never be apart from each other.

Talking to David Wain & Joe Lo Truglio About Theater, Constructing A Well-Made Play, and Achieving Cult Comedy Status

Since their time with the sprawling 90’s MTV sketch group The State, David Wain and Joe Lo Truglio have gone on to, respectively, direct and act in several successful films including Wanderlust, Role Models, and the cult classic Wet Hot American Summer. Yet, prior to gaining recognition on the big screen, the duo made a brief foray into the theater with their 1998 play, SEX (a.k.a Weiners and Boobs). Written along with fellow State member and Wain’s oft co-writer Michael Showalter, the play is an irreverent comedic romp, which in its original production starred the writers, and most notably, featured a scene from David Mamet’s GlenGarry Glen Ross that [...]

'New Girl's' Max Greenfield to Schmidt Up 'They Came Together'

Max Greenfield will play Paul Rudd's younger brother in the David Wain romantic comedy satire, They Came Together. Earlier this year, Wain directed an episode of the New Girl so one can only assume he caught a look at Greenfield's thoroughly impressive Jewish abs and knew he had to cast him in one of his movies.

Listen to Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Tom Scharpling, and More Cover 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

Radio host Sean Cannon assembled an all-star team of celebrities to record a new version of sports novelty song "The Super Bowl Shuffle" for the charity Reading Is Fundamental. The cover track features comedians Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Tom Scharpling, Kyle Kinane, and Dave Hill, and non-comedy people Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav), Honus Honus (Man Man), John Roderick (The Long Winters), pro wrestler Colt Cabana, and internet celebrity cat Lil Bub.

Listen to the new version of "Super Bowl Shuffle" below:

Adult Swim Renews 'Newsreaders' for Season 2

Adult Swim's 60 Minutes parody Newsreaders is coming back for a second season. Co-creator David Wain revealed on the podcast Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend this week that production is about to begin on the 15-minute comedy's second season, although Adult Swim has yet to make an official announcement about the renewal.

A spinoff of Childrens Hospital, Adult Swim is a faux-news magazine hosted by  Louis LaFonda (played by Mather Zickel) that's created and executive produced by the Childrens Hospital team of Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, and David Wain. Corddry, Paul Scheer, Michael Showalter, and Wyatt Cenac, amongst others, contributed as writers during the first season, which debuted in [...]

Watching The State's Revival of 'Sex a.k.a. Weiners and Boobs' at San Francisco Sketchfest

As as an uber-fan of the famed nineties sketch group The State, it delights me that several of the members have continued to collaborate over the last twenty years. In 1998, a few short years prior to the production of the comedic masterpiece Wet Hot American Summer, State members Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Joe Lo Truglio wrote and produced the play Sex a.k.a. Weiners and Boobs over the course of four days. Showalter, Wain, and Lo Truglio and a majority of the original cast reunited this past weekend during the San Francisco Sketchfest to perform the play for only the second (and perhaps the last) time.

As David [...]

Let's Hear from the Comedians Who Played Comedians in 'Sleepwalk with Me'

Great acting, Lutz! Sorry you're typecast as a hotel front desk person. Have you seen Sleepwalk with Me yet? Is it just 90 minutes of comedians watching other movies and resting their heads on each other's shoulders. If so, two tickets, please. If not, only one ticket, please.

David Wain to Make Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler Romance Each Other Comically

It seems like, regardless of tonight's election results, Leslie Knope and Bobby Newport will be able to work together in the future. Variety is reporting that Poehler and Rudd are set to star in the David Wain and Michael Showalter written romantic comedy parody, They Came Together. The script was written soon after Wet Hot American Summer and has been sitting unproduced since. Wain will direct the faux-rom-com that will have everything: knick-knack stores, autumnal New York City, a talking dog. I know it's supposed to be a parody and all, but, guys, I still hope they end up together because, guys, that would be cute, totes cute, [...]

David Wain's 'They Came Together' Has a Super Funny Poster

Director David Wain's new movie, They Came Together, is our most anticipated comedy film of 2014, and Buzzfeed just debuted a poster for the movie, a rom-com parody starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, that's packed with jokes and some out of context quotes from the website Deadline. They Came Together premieres at the Sundance Film Festival later this month but doesn't have an official release date yet.

Check out the first clip from the movie, the full-sized poster, and a statement about the film from David Wain below (via Buzzfeed):

How Stella Kicked Off the Internet Comedy Boom

Because we live in a time of comedic plenty, it’s hard to remember what life was like before the comedy boom. YouTube was only invented in 2005 and, as recently as ten years ago, a person had to do some serious digging to find something funny on the Internet — outside of some lame joke that a friend or family member forced down your throat on a chain e-mail that was most likely sent from an AOL or Hotmail account.

Some would argue that current age of online comedy began with the advent of YouTube; while others would state that Funny or Die started the trend in 2007; still [...]

David Wain on the 'Wet Hot American Summer' Sequel: "Seriously, We're Doing It"

Writer/director David Wain spoke to Laughspin today, confirming that he and co-writer Michael Showalter are working on a Wet Hot American Summer sequel. Wain says, "It is slowly but surely in the process of being made." When asked if they've written at least a few pages of the script, Wain laughed and replied with, "I would say we have more than a few pages."

Wain continued, "Seriously, we’re doing it. I know everyone wants to know. I’m flattered and thrilled, but the creative process has its own time schedule. And meanwhile Michael [Showalter] and I are in the editing process of the movie we shot over the summer [...]

'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel to Shoot in January?

Back in June, David Wain said he was working on an idea for a Wet Hot American Summer prequel that would be set in the same summer as the original, meaning "40-year-olds playing 16-year-olds." Well, if Judah Friedlander is to be trusted, we might see Wetter Hotter Americaner Summerer next summer. He told Columbus Alive:

I’ve been told that they’re making the prequel to Wet Hot American Summer and that I’m going to be in that. I don’t know any firm start dates, but I heard it might be happening in January.

For those who follow the calendar, January is pretty soon! Though he might not be 100% [...]