The Big Sick's Michael Showalter is directing a new holiday comedy with Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain

Fresh off his Oscar-nominated 2017 hit The Big Sick, director Michael Showalter has lined up his next project: a yet-to-be-titled holiday comedy reuniting The Help’s Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer. Set during the holiday season, the film will see the women “fighting the elements to make it home for Christmas,” a…

Doubles and double-crossings: The creators of Search Party break down the season-2 finale

Search Party kicked off its second season digging a grave and giving new life to the old murder-mystery format. Dory’s (Alia Shawkat) group of friends, once united by bottomless mimosas and the search for Chantal, is now completely fractured. The consequences of Keith’s murder and their cover-up became unavoidable,…

Wet Hot’s 10-year anniversary ends, and ends, and ends happily ever after

The hard part of processing the final act of Ten Years Later is figuring out what exactly happened to the Camp Firewood crew. It’s also the fun part. A lot of stuff happens between “Dance” and “End Summer Night’s Dream,” and for the vast majority of the Wet Hot characters, the conclusion of Ten Years Later is about as…

Ben’s epic nose job is among the surprises when the Wet Hot gang meets Ten Years Later

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The Wet Hot American Summer Cinematic Universe is crammed tightly with goofy gags and absurd premises, many of which could be spun off into their own series. (I, for one, would enjoy a dark origin story chronicling the genesis of Coop’s superhero alter-ego, Miss Patty Pancakes.) Michael Showalter and David Wain chose…

Michael Showalter unearthed a clip from an obscure sketch show with Stephen Colbert

Though he was ostensibly there to promote Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer sequel or The Big Sick (which he directed), Michael Showalter took some time out of a recent appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to unearth a weird artifact from their past. As comedy fans surely know, Michael Showalter was part of MTV’s…