Posts tagged as san francisco sketchfest

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 [...]

All the Interesting Tidbits from This Weekend's 'Party Down' Reunion

This weekend, Party Down cast members Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Ken Marino, Martin Starr and Ryan Hansen reunited for a Q&A moderated by Paul Scheer at Cobb's Comedy Club as part of the San Francisco Sketchfest. It was awesome.

From their interactions with each other, I'm convinced the characters they played are not all that different from their actual personalities; the dry wit of Adam Scott, the goofiness of Ken Marino, Lizzy Caplan's sarcasm, and Martin Starr's “stoner” persona all shone through. But fortunately Ryan Hansen is much more much more likeable than his insufferable character, Kyle.

You can't get a bunch of comedic actors together and expect straightforward answers, [...]