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The boring truth about the Wet Hot American Summer sequel (UPDATE)

The boring truth about the Wet Hot American Summer sequel (UPDATE)

By | February 23, 2012 at 11:04 am | 6 comments

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...

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That time I asked Michael Ian Black to be my marriage and parenting counselor

That time I asked Michael Ian Black to be my marriage and parenting counselor

By | February 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm | One comment

Michael Ian Black is a lot of things. He's an actor, a writer, an author of children's books and of books for grown-ups; he's a solid stand-up comedian with a pair of albums and a Comedy Central hour special to prove it; he's a also a married guy with two kids. And it's those...

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Check out photos from the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ reunion at Sketchfest!

Check out photos from the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ reunion at Sketchfest!

By | January 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm | One comment

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...

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Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

By | November 7, 2011 at 9:31 am | No comments

As if comedy isn’t always a huge part of New York City’s entertainment draw, this week it’s doubly huge—you see, the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival hits town this Wednesday and runs through Nov. 13, boasting the absolute biggest names in stand-up and expanding...

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

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

By | September 19, 2011 at 11:58 am | One comment

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...

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Michael Ian Black’s “Very Famous” Laughspin interview

Michael Ian Black’s “Very Famous” Laughspin interview

By | August 4, 2011 at 10:15 am | No comments

Michael Ian Black has done stand-up and sketch. He has performed in, written and directed in the moving pictures, and is probably the comic the youth of America are most likely to point to when asked to name an influential figure in pop culture. But did you also know that, in...

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

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

By | July 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 11 comments

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...

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Michael Showalter: The accidental comedian?

By | February 22, 2011 at 9:47 pm | No comments

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...

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Denis Leary putting out book of tweets; good Twitter comedians are not

By | November 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm | 5 comments

Denis Leary is adding to the already giant stack of books written by comedians in 2010. In what feels like a strictly money making project, the comedian and actor has compiled his funnier tweets, had someone create illustrations around some of them and packaged them in...

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