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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David, Michael Ian Black join Michael J. Fox and others for Parkinson’s fundraiser

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David, Michael Ian Black join Michael J. Fox and others for Parkinson’s fundraiser

By | September 11, 2013 at 11:29 am | No comments

Are you tired of Uncle Larry calling you up with a bad joke he heard at the office? Well from now until Oct. 2, you can bid to have a comedian call to tell you a great joke to support Parkinson's disease! Shaking With Laughter, a charity started by former Seinfeld writer Marc...

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Michael Showalter, Christian Finnegan, Brooke Van Poppelen talk about stuff in a fancy room! (Video)

Michael Showalter, Christian Finnegan, Brooke Van Poppelen talk about stuff in a fancy room! (Video)

By | November 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm | No comments

Have you ever wanted to watch comedians sit around in a well-appointed sitting room talking about brunch, “pancakes that make you poop,” their experiences in Cub Scouts or how they handle it when their comedian friends eat shit onstage? Well, aren’t you in luck. The folks...

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David Wain on Wet Hot American Summer sequel: We have more than a few pages done (Exclusive)

David Wain on Wet Hot American Summer sequel: We have more than a few pages done (Exclusive)

By | November 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm | 3 comments

Once the hopes and chatter became official months ago when David Wain and Michael Showalter confirmed that yes, there would, indeed, be a sequel to the cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer, comedy nerds worldwide have been asking: When? The question, of course, comes from...

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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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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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Michael Showalter snags a television deal with Fox

Michael Showalter snags a television deal with Fox

By | December 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | No comments

Comedian Michael Showalter has inked a deal with Fox to develop a new sitcom for the television network. The Stella co-founder is working with Christina Lee (she worked with Showalter on he and Michael Ian Black's Comedy Central show, Michael and Michael Have Issues) to...

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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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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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