Have you ever heard of Wet Hot American Summer?
Like most of the world, your answer is probably no…and that’s a total and complete shame considering it is one of the funniest, most underrated comedies starring everybody and their brother.
The all-star cast of funnies includes Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showater, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Joe Lo Truglio, and Judah Friedlander. Wanna see it now?
My “first time” with Wet Hot American Summer was about two summers ago. I was attending a weekly cult classics showing at The Loft Cinema in Tucson. Each Friday/Saturday a new cult movie was shown, and each weekend I was able to add a new goofy movie to my list of favorites (including Troll 2, Labrynth, and The Room). I had never heard of Wet Hot, but decided to go anyways.
It. Was. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
I left the theatre wondering how the hell one of the funniest movies I had ever seen (with a bunch of famous people in it) could fly under the radar for so long. It’s not okay that more people don’t know about this movie and I’m taking it upon myself to spread the word.
See Wet Hot American Summer. If you don’t laugh to the point of tears I will personally write you an apology and mail it to your home. And I’m confident I won’t be writing any letters this summer.Follow @JVVblog