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

One time only SEX next monday in NYC!


In 1998, Michael Showalter, Joe Lo Truglio and I wrote a very silly play called


(a.k.a. weiners & boobs)

and we performed it at the Clubbed Thumb theater company's Summerworks festival in New York.

The basic storyline:

Jack Greenberg is the new sheriff of Teaneck, New Jersey. Unfortunately, the corrupt town is run by Tad Theaterman, a crime boss armed with henchmen and a legion of hookers and gigolos. The Mayor and townsfolk fear Tad, but love the money the sinful brothels bring in! When Jack meets Hillary, a recent divorcee, it’s love at first sight, but there’s a showdown that’s closin’ in on our hero! Will Jack save Teaneck, get the girl, and defeat Tad? Or will the wieners and boobs prevail?!

Amazingly, the play was published and has been performed all over the world. And next Monday we're gathering (most of) the original cast (JOE LO TRUGLIO, NINA HELLMAN, IAN HELFER, ZAK ORTH, SHARI ALBERT, PETER SALETT, ME) along with TARAN KILLAM, JEREMY SHAMOS and others for a one-time-only reading to benefit Clubbed Thumb!

MON, OCT 29th @ 7:30pm

13th Street Theater

136 E. 13th street

seating is limited, BUY TICKETS HERE

"SEX a.k.a. Wieners and utterly ridiculous, completely stupid and thoroughly absurd. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time."

--John Staton, Wilmington Star-News

"The very first time I met David Wain, Michael Showalter, and Joe Lotruglio was at a performance of Sex (a.k.a. Weiners and Boobs). I immediately saw it for what it was — a play that rivaled Hamlet in sheer scope and bravura. Ingeniously, I became friends with them that very night. Since then, I have ridden their coattails on many past and future projects. I guess what I’m trying to say is, go see Sex (a.k.a. Weiners and Boobs) while you have the chance, befriend them, and you too may have a shot at becoming an internationally beloved movie star."

--Paul Rudd

And here's me and Joe explaining how it happened.

And here's a little trailer from the first production.