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David Wain and His Parodies of Exuberance

There are many ways to go about parodying a form, however from Mel Brooks’ smug send-ups to Nathan Fielder’s biting critique of the types of non-fiction programming available on modern TV, most of these attempts hardly come from a place of love. With Brooks and his ilk such as the Zucker/Abraham team, nothing is treated as too sacred to be made a mockery of with a oft-insensitive joke. Fielder is so mean-spirited in his treatment of the laymen he claims to attempt to be helping that my tricks-averse girlfriend cringed her way through one episode of Nathan For You with me before shooting me a look of severe disapproval and [...]

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 [...]

The Lost Projects of David Wain

Lost Roles is a weekly column taking a particular subject and exploring all of their movie and TV projects that came close to happening but didn’t for one reason or another. This week, we turn our attention to David Wain, whose new film Wanderlust opens tomorrow.

David Wain spent the early part of his career jumping from cult hit to cult hit as a writer, director, and actor on The State, Stella, and Wet Hot American Summer. Wain's comedies never achieved much mainstream success until he signed on to replace the original director of Role Models and rewrote the movie's script with his friends and frequent collaborators Ken [...]

Wet Hot American Summer Has Been Recreated Ten Years Later

The cast of Wet Hot American Summer teamed up with some guest stars at San Francisco Sketchfest this week to perform the film as a live radio play and make everyone who wasn't there about as jealous as we were back when we read the oral history of the making of the film.

Most of the cast played their original roles, with the additions of David Wain as the narrator, Busy Phillips and David Cross in the parts originated by Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce, Bobcat Goldthwait as the can of vegetables, and Andy Richter, Gillian Jacobs, Jessi Klein and John Hodgman filling out various [...]

What I Learned about Wet Hot American Summer at the Tenth Anniversary Screening

I lied about the first time I saw Wet Hot American Summer. I told my friends in college that I had seen the movie, directed by David Wain, who also co-wrote with Michael Showalter (two thirds of comedy group Stella), years before in high school, intentionally trying to trump myself as one of those cool teens who watched cult classics when they were only 15 years old.

It wasn’t true. When I was 15, I was watching Billy Madison and Mrs. Doubtfire for the 12th time, rather than giving Wet Hot a chance, let alone MTV’s The State, where much of the movie’s cast, including Michael Ian Black [...]

Seth Meyers Asks David Wain About the 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel

Here's a clip from David Wain's visit to last night's Late Night, in which he talks a little about They Came Together before Meyers asks him about the in-the-works Wet Hot American Summer prequel. Click through for another clip from the interview where Wain talks about some of his very first jobs and bonds with Meyers over their shared love of video games.

'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% [...]

David Wain's Reddit AMA Already Yielding Wet Hot Sequel Confirmations

David Wain's answering questions on Reddit right now. Re: Wet Hot American Summer, and I quote, "We are working on the sequel (me and Michael Showalter). Original cast will return. Storyline is secret!" Huzzah!

Heaven, or the Wet Hot American Summer Set?

Forget Party Down and Arrested Development. After reading this oral history of the making of Wet Hot American Summer, I am throwing all my support behind a Wet Hot American Sequel. If only for the opportunity to drive up to the camp where it's being filmed and participate in what sounds like the most fun couple weeks anyone has ever had anywhere. As Amy Poehler described it, "We were being given the chance to take one more shot at summer camp, only we were wiser, better drinkers, and more sexually experienced."

Only read this article if you have the time and emotional stability to get really jealous and [...]

Christopher Meloni Keeps the Legend of the On-Set Partying of Wet Hot American Summer Alive

Here's Christopher Meloni, who played the fridge-humping camp chef Gene in Wet Hot American Summer on how the cast survived the rainy, rainy month of shooting the movie: "Oh, Jesus Christ, it really was the lunatics were running the asylum. I tried to get some sleep and you know, someone would come stumbling in, going [adopts drunken voice], 'Oh, let’s talk.' I’m like, 'Oh, shit!' And, you know, I am a weak man, so, yeah, we’d go drink."

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 [...]

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, [...]

Michael Showalter and Bravo Taunt Us With Promises of a Wet Hot American Sequel

Michael Showalter was Watch What Happens Live! on Bravo last night, where he gave the impression that a Wet Hot American Summer sequel would really be happening. Just as we were all trying on our Camp Firewood uniforms to see if they still fit, though, Michael Ian Black tweeted, "I just found out there's going to be a "Wet Hot American Summer" sequel from @mshowalter on TV. Apparently, I'm not in it." Alas! There go our once-buoyant hopes, dashed against the merciless rocks of reality. Why can't they just make this movie already?

Ken Marino on Party Down, Reunions Of All Kinds and His Denim Short Shorts

The Party Down reunion on Childrens Hospital airs tonight, and Ken Marino is already looking back on the laughter and the tears. "It was bittersweet because all of us who worked on Party Down know how special and wonderful that was, and we still are a little sad that it didn’t go any further," he tells Vulture. "So it was kind of cool to see everybody back in their uniforms and doing their parts, but then it was sad because it’s a short little piece that we did on an eleven-minute show. When it ended, we were all like, 'Goddamn it.'"

While Marino didn't have an update, [...]