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'Wet Hot American Summer' Adds Rob Huebel, Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, and More

The Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series just added some new cast members. Deadline reports that Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, and Richard Schiff have all been added to the cast in addition to the original performers. Just to give you an idea of how huge and impressive the cast is, here are all the names that have been confirmed so far:

David Wain, Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, [...]

Netflix in Talks for a 10-Episode 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel Series

There's been talk about a prequel/sequel to director David Wain's cult hit Wet Hot American Summer for years now, and now, it looks like that project may wind up being a prequel TV series. Variety reports that Netflix is in talks to produce a 10-episode series that would serve as a prequel to Wet Hot American Summer. The hypothetical series would be executive produced by Wain and his co-writer on the original film, Michael Showalter, although it's unclear if they'll return to write/direct the show. Netflix has declined to comment.

The prequel series will follow the original movie's characters in high school, with plans to reunite as much [...]

Talking to Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter About Their Podcast 'Topics' and Other Stuff

In the increasingly competitive world of comedic podcasting, earning the title of "must-listen" can be quite challenging. With an abundance of engaging options available to occupy your 9-5, a discerning ear is essential to remain up-to-date on the very best in audio entertainment. Earwolf, arguably the industry’s leading tastemaker in comedy podcasts, recently added the sophisticated humor of frequent collaborators Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter to their all-star roster by agreeing to host their previously independent podcast, Topics. A comedy podcast set in the non-traditional world of intellectual debate, Topics eschews a number of traditional podcasting norms to create a droll, uniquely entertaining experience certainly worthy of [...]

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.

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 [...]

It's Official: An Eight-Episode 'Wet Hot American Summer' Series Is Coming to Netflix

It's been rumored for ages, but now it's official: a prequel to Wet Hot American Summer is in the works in the form of an eight-episode limited series for Netflix. Basically the entire cast is returning for it, including Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman. David Wain and Michael Showalter co-created the series, and Wain is directing the whole thing.

It's not clear when it'll be released, but shooting [...]

'New Girl's Max Greenfield to Star in Michael Showalter's 'Hello My Name Is Doris'

New Girl star Max Greenfield has signed on to star in Michael Showalter's upcoming dramedy Hello My Name Is Doris, The Wrap reports. Greenfield recently appeared in Showalter and David Wain's Sundance film They Came Together.

"It's a story about Doris, this character, she's an older woman," Greenfield told The Wrap. "Her mother passes away and she's then forced to kind of find a new life in the city, and she meets this younger guy and thinks that he's the answer. It's very funny, but it kind of toes the line. It'll be different than what you're used to [seeing] with him." While the role of Doris [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Michael Ian Black's and Michael Showalter's 'Topics' Joins Earwolf

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Topics with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter – The Little Things

ZOE: The Michaels [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Michael Showalter Is the Perfect 'Hollywood Handbook' Guest

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Mohr Stories – Patton Oswalt

PABLO: Patton Oswalt recently tweeted that going on Last [...]

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.

Michael Showalter Is Producing a Sci-Fi Comedy for FX

FX might add a science fiction company with Michael Showalter onboard as producer. Deadline reports that the network has put a series in development written by 1600 Penn and Super Fun Night writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit called Daedalus 6. No plot details have been revealed yet other than Daedalus 6 will be "set in the distant future." Hernandez and Samit will co-executive produce with Showalter and are also writing the Gilligan's Island movie reboot starring Josh Gad for Warner Bros.

Watch a Two-Hour Interview with Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter has been part of a lot of great comedy things, from The State and Stella to Wet Hot American Summer and most recently They Came Together starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. Recently Showalter sat down for a long meandering talk on The Kevin Pollak Chat Show that covers everything from his favorite Olympics sports to getting his start as an intern on The Ha! Channel before it was called Comedy Central to his love for, and expertise on, all things cats.

Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter's Podcast 'Topics' Joins the Earwolf Network

Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter's podcast Topics has joined Earwolf, the podcast network announced this week. The show's latest episode debuted today on the Earwolf website alongside select back episodes.

Topics, which began as an independent podcast last summer, features frequent collaborators Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter having a straight-faced pretentious conversation about a different subject each week. Black's previous podcast, Mike & Tom Eat Snacks, which he co-hosted with Tom Cavanagh, was released via the Nerdist podcast network but has not debuted a new episode since May. In addition to Topics, Earwolf also recently added Jimmy Pardo's long-running podcast Never Not Funny and debuted [...]

Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter Have a Podcast Together Now

Comedy duo Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter have teamed up for another project. The pair, who worked together previously on TV shows like The State, Stella, and Michael & Michael Have Issues, just debuted a new podcast this week called Topics in which they "have serious discussions about big topics of conversation that we all think about." The first two episodes — an short introductory podcast and one that sees the pair debating the existence of God — are now available, and, of course, getting serious is just another excuse for Michael and Michael to goof off and dryly joke about being serious week to week.