New Movie and MUCH More Next Week

Our movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture starts NEXT FRIDAY on Netflix! Check it out, AND...



"My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes"

I had the honor of narrating My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes -  a beautiful short film by Charlie Tyrell.  I'll be at this screening:
Sunday night (Jan 21) 9pm at the Temple Theater in Park City (INFO)

"The Future of Indie TV" panel 

Join me and Stephanie Allain (Leimert Park), Steven Soderbergh (The King) and Bernie Su (chief creative officer, Canvas Media Studios) discussing the current state of independent television and what’s to come. Info here
Wednesday afternoon, (Jan 24) 2pm - Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor

A Futile and Stupid Gesture WORLD PREMIERE !

I'll be there with the cast and crew for Q&A! 
Wed, Jan 24, 9:30pm Eccles Theater
+ more screenings Thurs, Fri, Sat
- info here


If you're in SAN FRANCISCO...




We're mounting another classic 80's movie on stage with live music and a cast of comic superstars including Fred Armisen • Matt Ballard • Owen Burke • Rachel Dratch • Thomas Lennon • Jack McBrayer • A.D. Miles • Amy Miles • Paula Pell • Michael Showalter • Bob Stephenson • Bobby Tisdale
Sat Jan 27, 4pm, Marines Memorial Theater



I'll be doing monologues with the best improvisers there are: Matt Besser • Jon Gabrus • Jessica McKenna • Ian Roberts • Horatio Sanz • Matt Walsh
Sat, Jan 27th, 7pm, The Nourse



Mo Willems & Friends: Don't Let The Comedians Do Storytime! 


#1 NYTimes bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems returns to Sketchfest with another stellar group of close personal acquaintances and comedy royalty to perform some of his best-loved books featuring The Pigeon, Elephant & Piggie, and Knuffle Bunny! Fun for all, it's a morning or laughs, drawing, a sneak-peek premier of an unpublished book, and Mo!
Sunday Jan 28, 11am (SOLD OUT / tix may be avail at door)

If you're at HOME...


A Futile and Stupid Gesture

premieres on Netflix Fri, Jan 26


Season 3 premieres Jan 23rd, 10:30pm, Comedy Central

I'll be updating daily on Instagram and Twitter

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. (TRAILER HERE) 

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.

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! 

Cast & crew table read for A Futile and Stupid Gesture

For those few of you reading this who might not make it to Park City, the movie will be on Netflix starting January 26th! 



Returning to SF Sketchfest

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


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



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! 


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)




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



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.