A Futile and Stupid Gesture / Sundance

I'm truly thrilled to be returning for the fifth time (!) to the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere A Futile and Stupid Gesture.

This movie has been a labor of love, going back eight years, when I was first approached by producers Peter Principato & Jon Stern and screenwriters Michael Colton & John Aboud, to tell the amazing story of Doug Kenney. It's name you might not know, but as the creative engine behind National Lampoon, Animal House and Caddyshack, Doug was a key architect of the comedic sensibility that made me (and countless others) want to do what we do.

Cast & crew table read for A Futile and Stupid Gesture

I was lucky enough to work with an amazing group of collaborators as well as a ridiculous cast headed up by Will Forte, and including Domhnall Gleeson, Martin Mull, Matt Walsh, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Lennon, Joel McHale, Natasha Lyonne, Seth Green, Matt Lucas, Joe Lo Truglio, Camille Guaty, Jackie Tohn, Paul Scheer, Jon Daly, Nelson Franklin, Elvy Yost, Neil Casey, John Gemberling, Rick Glassman and...there are a lot of others! 

For those few of you reading this who might not make it to Park City, the movie will be on Netflix soon! 

 

 

Returning to SF Sketchfest

I'm thrilled to be returning to the always great San Francisco Sketchfest for two super fun shows, this weekend!

SOUNDTRACKS LIVE

Sat, Jan 14 2017
4pm - Marines Memorial theater
info/tickets here

Back in 2003, Amy Miles & Amy Poehler conceived a show at UCB Theater in NY called Soundtracks Live - a group of comedians re-created a classic 80's movie live on stage, along with a band playing all the songs live.  It was a blast.

This weekend at San Francisco Sketchfest we re-mount one of our favorite "Soundtracks" shows. The movie selection is a surprise, but it's one of the very best comedies of the 80's with one of the best soundtracks.  

A Soundtracks Live show from 2004 at UCBNY 

A Soundtracks Live show from 2004 at UCBNY 

Amy will be heading up an all-star band (I'm the drummer!) and the cast includes Michael Showalter, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, Chelsea Peretti, Marisa Ryan, Matt Ballard, Beth Dover & Bobby Tisdale.

This is a special benefit event -  All net proceeds to benefit 826 Valencia

 

STELLA: THE CLASSIC NIGHTCLUB SHOW

Sun Jan 15th, 8pm at the Mezzanine
Tickets/Info here

THEN the next night, on stage together for the first time in 4 years (!) will be STELLA (Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter & David Wain), doing our classic nightclub show that we first did exactly twenty (!!!) years ago to the day, at Fez in NYC. 

STELLA at Fez, 1997

STELLA at Fez, 1997

We'll be hosting with roster of great comedians and the amazing Robyn Hitchcock as our musical guest! 

 

 

Halloween Weekend in AUSTIN

Hello everyone, I’m thrilled to be returning to the great city of AUSTIN on Halloween weekend for a jam packed schedule of fun stuff! 

THURS, OCT 29

Double Feature at the Alamo
 

7:00pm - HALLO-WAIN! - a screening of cool shorts and rarities (that I made) hosted by me, at the Alamo Drafthouse (South Lamar) I WILL BE SHOWING many things that have never been seen online or anywhere!!! 

10:00pm - THE TEN - I’m thrilled to host this screening of one of my very favorite projects. THE TEN is a super funny movie made by Ken Marino and me, starring Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Rob Corddry, Liev Schreiber and a slew of others. At the at the Alamo Drafthouse (South Lamar)

 

FRI, OCT 30

THREE(!) PANELS at the AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
 

9:00am - A Conversation with David Wain
at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

1:30pm - Contemporary Comedy panel with me, Rawson Thurber and Timothy Dowling
at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

3:15pm - Return of the Screenwriter: Prequels, Sequels, and Trilogies
with me, Peter Craig and Simon Kinberg
at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

all info is here

AND ALL WEEKEND…

CAMP HALLOWEEKEND

A full blown all-inclusive adult summer camp party with activities, bands and movies, including a screening of Wet Hot American Summer which I will host! All info here.

 

Wet Hot Netflix premiere date & more...

Hello everyone!

Our new series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp has a release date: All eight episodes will be available on Netflix on JULY 31st!

It's a prequel to the original movie - and stars the original cast: Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Jayma Mays, Christopher Meloni, A. D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter, and Kevin Sussman... along with new additions including Lake Bell, Josh Charles, Jon Hamm, Rob Huebel, Randall Park, Jordan Peele, Chris Pine, Paul Scheer, Richard Schiff, Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, Michaela Watkins,  Kristen Wiig, and me.  Plus many others still to be announced! 

More info on this in the coming months. Meanwhile a few other things to check out: 

  • CHILDRENS HOSPITAL's 6th(!) season premieres Friday, March 20th at midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim. The whole gang is back in Brazil for 14 all new episodes. It's our best season yet! 
  • The Blu-ray of Wet Hot American Summer (the original 2001 feature film) finally arrives May 12th, including some never-seen-anywhere-before special extras. 

And for those dying to see me ACTING I have small roles in these upcoming things:

  • Broad City - in the episode airing March 11th (Comedy Central)
  • Weird Loners - a funny new series on Fox, premieres March 31st
  • Another Period - a new series set in 1902, created by and starring Natasha Leggero & Riki Lindhome. 
  • Brother In Laws - a movie starring Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan and an amazing cast.
  • Childrens Hospital - once again I appear both as myself and my alter-ego Rabbi Jewy McJewJew on several episodes.
  • Drunk History - I promise I will be drunker when I return on the upcoming season.