David Wain recently completed A Futile and Stupid Gesture, his sixth feature film as director, a biopic about National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney (starring Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson & Emmy Rossum). The movie will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (and on Netflix) in late January 2018. Previously he directed and co-wrote the movies Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust and They Came Together

Last year, he served as co-creator (with Michael Showalter) and sole director of the Netflix eight-part mini-series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, a sequel to the 2015 hit Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.  He also plays the swarthy, sexy Israeli counselor Yaron. 

Previously, he was executive producer, writer, director and frequent guest star of Childrens Hospital, Adult Swim’s hit series starring Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler and Malin Akerman. The show ran for seven seasons, winning six Emmy Awards . 

He also co-created and co-starred in two other TV series: The State on MTV and Stella on Comedy Central.

He has written, directed and/or acted in dozens of other movies and TV shows including Broad City, Portlandia, New Girl, Party Down, Drunk History, Younger, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Superjail, Fresh Off the Boat and The Daily Show. He currently plays Courtney (Gene's necklace-sucking girlfriend) on Bob's Burgers, and Albert (Beatrice's gay husband) on the Comedy Central series Another Period which debuts its third season January 23 on Comedy Central.  

He was also an early web series pioneer with Stella Shorts, and later Wainy Days, a web series chronicling his (slightly) fictionalized romantic adventures. 

Wain grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. At age 19, he was the drummer in the Rockin’ Knights of Summer, a band created for the purpose of touring summer camps. He then graduated from NYU, debuting his short film Aisle Six at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. After 26 years in Manhattan, he now lives in Los Angeles with his two sons.

(updated 1.8.18)