Report from Sketchfest

Thanks to everyone who came out to SF Sketchfest this year - it was a blast!

Here are some snapshots: 

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Morning in San Francisco 

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Peter Salett & Nina Hellman getting ready for "Sex AKA Weiners & Boobs" Friday night. 

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Me, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Showalter backstage after "Sex"

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Taiyaki - a fish shaped thing made of pancake batter with red bean paste inside.

After discovering these at a stand in Japantown I ingested way too many of them.

They are incredible.

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Childrens Hospital panel at Cobb's (photos by Dan Dion/Cobb's/Sketchfest)

With Ryan Hanson and Erinn Hayes (lower left, passed out?)

Mo Willems, Maya Rudolph, Ken Marino, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo,

Joe Lo Truglio, Andy Richter, me,  Laraine Newman, Patton Oswalt, Michael Ian Black.

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Mo Willems event at the JCC - left to right: Laraine Newman, Joe Lo Truglio,

Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Rachel Dratch


Dim Sum with Paul Scheer, Ryan Hanson, a bunch of other people, Jon Stern and me. 



Stella nightclub show at Mezzanine (Kevin Pollak, left) Photo by Tommy Lau.


Flying home with Lake Bell & Michael Showalter

Sketchfest 2012

Once again San Francisco Sketchfest was a blast! Thanks to all of you who came out. ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON we did the Wet Hot American Summer radio play at the Marines’ Memorial Theater. It was so surreal and fun to have original cast members recreating their original roles from when we shot the movie in 2000:

  • Paul Rudd (Andy)
  • Michael Showalter (Coop)
  • Ken Marino (Victor)
  • Marguerite Moreau (Katie)
  • Michael Ian Black (McKinley)
  • Amy Poehler (Susie)
  • Joe Lo Truglio (Neil)
  • Christopher Meloni (Gene)
  • Molly Shannon (Gail)
  • Samm Levine (Arty)


Then the rest of the roles were played by an incredible group of guest stars:

  • Busy Philipps (Beth)
  • Colin Hanks (Gary)
  • David Cross (Professor Neumann)
  • Bruce McCulloch (Aaron)
  • Gillian Jacobs (Lindsay)
  • Jessi Klein (Abby)
  • Josh Malina (JJ)
  • John Hodgman (Caped Boy)
  • Andy Richter (Ron)
  • Marc Evan Jackson (Ben)
  • Annie Savage (Cure Girl)
  • Mark Gagliardi (Steve)
  • Hal Lublin (Medieval Kid)
  • Craig Cackowski (Moose)

And in an amazing cameo turn as the Can of Vegetables, in costume, Bobcat Goldthwait!


Plus Jonathan Dinnerstein meticulously re-created the entire score on the piano. Ben Blacker & Ben Acker (from Thrilling Adventure Hour) put it all together.

Many have asked if this will be released publicly - I don’t know yet but will post here when I do.

SUNDAY MORNING Michael Showalter and I hosted a “table read” at the Eureka Theater for They Came Together, a screenplay we wrote right after Wet Hot American Summer which never got made. I have to think everyone had fun because we had to stop a few times because the cast was laughing too hard.

That afternoon some of us went back to the same theater to see Beverly Winwood’s Actors Showcase, a Groundlings show that had me convulsing with laughter.

Finally on Sunday night, STELLA (Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and me) hosted a comedy show at the Mezzanine with Release the Sunbird playing great songs all night.

The all-star lineup of comics was Ron Funches, Will Franken, Jessi Klein, Matt Besser, Brent Weinbach and Bobcat Goldthwait. Plus cameo appearances from our Wet Hot cast-mates Paul Rudd and Marguerite Moreau!

More photos from the night at prefix magazine

Thank you SF! And thank you David, Janet and Cole (SF Sketchfest founders) for always mounting such a fun event! (PS if anyone has good photos please link to them in the comments!)

I’m super tired.

But guess what - only one more month until Wanderlust

ADDENDUM: Here's some more photos at EW Popwatch from the Wet Hot event.