Day: August 24, 2015

Revisiting the “Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot” American Summer with director Amy Rice

Amy Rice directed a documentary following Barack Obama from Illinois to the White House (2009’s By the People: The Election of Barack Obama), which was nothing like summer camp. Especially nothing like a movie about summer camp. Nor the decks of footage Rice had stored away in her closet from four weeks in May 2000, when she had trained her cameras on David Wain and Michael Showalter and the crazy funny cast they’d assembled to make Wet Hot American Summer. Rice sat on the footage for the better part of 15 years. When Wet Hot American Summer: First Day...

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Episode #13: Lil Rel Howery

This summer couldn’t be hotter for Lil Rel. Lil Rel Howery co-stars as one of the Friends of the People, the sketch show currently in its second season on truTV, plays Jerrod Carmichael’s brother (and David Alan Grier’s son) in the new NBC sitcom, The Carmichael Show, that debuts this Wednesday, and has Kevin Hart presenting his first-ever hourlong stand-up comedy special, RELevant, premiering Sept. 5, 2015, on Comedy Central. “I got excited when I first get the stuff,” he tells me. “After that it becomes work and I see what happens.” Lil Rel’s career in entertainment began in church plays at...

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