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Michael Showalter dishes on 'Wet Hot American Summer' prequel

Camp Firewood fans, get ready for even more bbq sauce.

Michael Showalter, one of the writers and stars of 2001’s cult favorite Wet Hot American Summer, confirmed in February that a sequel was in the works. Now, in an appearance yesterday on Geeking Out with Kerri Doherty, he teased some details about the new film, Slashfilm reports. Watch the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Wet Hot American Summer' 10th anniversary: David Wain, Michael Showalter, and Joe Lo Truglio remember their days at Camp Firewood

Think it’s impossible to make a comedy for just $1.8 million, get it into theatres, and still wind up with a financial disaster? Think again!!! It is almost exactly 10 years since writer-director David Wain did just that with Wet Hot American Summer, his camp movie spoof which starred co-writer Michael Showalter, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, and Joe Lo Truglio, amongst many others.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the movie’s release — and to celebrate the film’s elevation to cult classic status — Wain, Showalter, and Black are hosting a special Wet Hot event tonight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, N.Y. The bad news? The event is sold out. The good? You can read the Camp Firewood reminiscences of Wain, Showalter, and Lo Truglio below.


Elizabeth Banks talks stuffing her bra and slobbering over Paul Rudd for 'Wet Hot American Summer'


Elizabeth Banks was a complete unknown when she was cast as “Lindsay” in the 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer. And she stayed that way for a while after, thanks to the dismal box office performance of David Wain’s camp comedy. But, over time, the movie’s growing cult would help Banks become one of the most in-demand actresses around.

To mark the tenth anniversary of Wet Hot American Summer, we spoke with the star of 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models, 30 Rock, and the forthcoming Hunger Games about her time at Camp Firewood.


Christopher Meloni talks 'Wet Hot American Summer': 'Who's Bradley Cooper? Doesn't ring a bell'

To fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Christopher Meloni will always be obsessive New York detective Elliot Stabler. To fans of HBO’s Oz, the actor will always be sociopathic inmate Chris Keller. But to fans of Wet Hot American Summer, he will always be the d— cream-owning, sweaters-fondling, refrigerator-molesting, Vietnam vet and camp chef “Gene.”

To mark the 10th anniversary of director David Wain‘s cult comedy classic we spoke to Meloni about his days at Camp Firewood.

Now shut the f— up and eat the corn!


David Hyde Pierce talks 'Wet Hot American Summer' and his new thriller, 'The Perfect Host'


In the 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, David Hyde Pierce played Henry Newman, a professor of astrophysics — sorry, an associate professor of astrophysics — and probably the only character in the whole movie who didn’t smell of burger. To mark the 10th anniversary of David Wain’s crazed comedy, we spoke to the Frasier star about his rain-sodden days at the fictional Camp Firewood and also asked him about his new thriller, The Perfect Host.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why did you agree to appear in Wet Hot American Summer?
DAVID HYDE PIERCE: I’ll tell you the two reasons I took it. First, I read the script and I thought it was very funny. But I thought, this is only going to be funny if these guys know how to do it. Then they sent me some footage from their sketch comedy show, from The State, which had exactly the right tone, very much like the Pythons, doing completely demented things absolutely seriously.

Playing Niles on Frasier, you didn’t often get the opportunity to say lines like, “Oh, f— my c—!” Was that also part of the appeal? READ FULL STORY

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