It may be mid-March, but winter is about to wave a big ‘ol middle finger at us.
Last night’s sold out 10th Anniversary celebration for the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer was a fan’s wet hot American dream come true. Hosted by Stella (David Wain, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black) who also starred in, wrote and directed the movie, the night included archived video audition footage, a sweater fondling contest and appearances from original cast members.
Music Hall of Williamsburg was filled was fans quoting movie lines in unison and singing along to the film’s soundtrack, which was played live by Joe McGinty and the Loser’s Lounge.
The films stars came out to reminisce about the movie and reenact some of their popular scenes from the film to wild crowd reactions. Among those who made an appearance were Marguerite Moreau (Katie), Jeanene Garofolo (Beth), Zak Orth (J.J.), Jake Fogelnest (Silas), A.D. Miles (Gary), Gideon Jacobs (Aaron), Gabriel Millman (Cape Boy), Judah Freelander (Ron von Kleinenstein), Ken Marino (Victor Kulack), Marisa Ryan (Abby Bernstein), and of course the renown, Can of Vegetables voiced by Jon Benjamin.
Also making cameos on prerecorded video shorts were Nina Hellman (Nancy), Joe Lo Truglio (Neil), Amy Poehler(Susie) and Paul Rudd (Andy).
Check out some of the night’s highlights below including an intro from Arty “The Beekeeper” Solomon’s (voiced by Samm Levine) opening address, a performance by Alan Shemper (Michael Showalter) and Victor (Ken Marino) singing “Danny’s Song.”
Summer is officially here, and in honor of its arrival, we have an announcement about one of the greatest summer movies ever!
Director David Wain (Role Models) may soon be making a prequel to his cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer!
Wain told Jeff Goldsmith at The Q&A Podcast, “The prequel would [take place] the same summer … So it would be 40 year olds playing 16 year olds. And yeah, we’re in the early stages of thinking about that.”
The film, made in 2001, starred then unknowns Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Jeanene Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showwalter, and Ken Marino, to name a few.
This year marks the film’s 10th anniversary, and to celebrate Music Hall of Williamsburg has an event next month hosted by Wain and fellow Stella comedy troupe members Michael Showwalter and Michael Ian Black.