David Wain

David Wain is the best. As much as I’d like to include flowery language about how great he is, I’m limited by a word count and I’d be remiss to leave out any of David’s awesome projects. So here goes: Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, the upcoming Wanderlust, The State, Stella (the T.V. show, live act, web shorts, and live DVD), Childrens Hospital, Wainy Days. Looks like I’ve got some words left, so here goes with the flowery language: David is the best. Really really great. Everything he’s done is awesome. Flowery enough?

Guest Appearances

Wain Packaged Foods

Comedy Bang Bang #742January 30, 2022

Director/writer/comedian David Wain of Wet Hot American Summer fame joins Scott once again for some more Wainscotting! David talks about his new food product, making a musical movie with the Off Book crew, and his famous George Burns impression. Then, broadcaster/NBA superstar…


Speaking in Tongues (w/ David Wain)

David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) joins Adam Scott Aukerman to discuss the fifth Talking Heads studio album “Speaking in Tongues.” They also talk about when David first heard of Talking Heads, recording a sketch album with The State at Compass Point…


Wainscotting, Entree P. Neur & Italiano Jones

Comedy Bang Bang #634January 12, 2020

It’s Medical Police week on Comedy Bang! Bang! Medical Police co-creator/co-director David Wain rushes his way from a pizzeria and joins Scott to talk all about the Childrens Hospital spin-off now available on Netflix. Then, Entree PeeE Neur returns to pitch some…


Episode 25 - Jude Is No Jack Reacher

Jude realizes he may never get the higher education he has always wanted, and Michael talks to his old friend David Wain about handling disappointment.   This episode is sponsored by Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo (www.wgntv.com/LIVE).


The Dirty 27

Comedy Bang Bang #570October 21, 2018

Comedian, writer, friend of the show and so much more David Wain joins Scott to make a magical announcement on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! David teams up with Thomas Middleditch to share sound effect records, recap David’s lawsuits, and to help…


Slowing It Down with David Wain

Adam Scott Aukerman take a break this week from discussing R.E.M.’s discography and instead welcome film director and friend David Wain to talk about his experiences in an R.E.M. tribute band. Scott reads his favorite reviews of the podcast so far and…


Bring Your Dad to Work Day and the Place That You Work Is A School (w/ David Wain)

The amazing David Wain (A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) joins Zach and Jess on the OFF BOOK stage for a paternal school-yard musical filled with pudding cups, dodgeball, Marines and dads! With songs like "Bring Your Dad to…


Grass-Fed Bits

Comedy Bang Bang #505August 21, 2017

David Wain and musician Dan Wilson join Scott to talk about Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later which was co-created by David, Dan’s latest album “Re-Covered,” and the art of starting with titles to create songs. Then, political pundit Testarossa Manigault…


Wet Hot Crew

Comedy Bang Bang #363July 20, 2015

In 2001, Wet Hot American Summer came out and the world was never the same. Now a new series by the name of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is coming to Netflix and director and co-creator David Wain has…


Taking the Bladder Out

Comedy Bang Bang #296June 23, 2014

Life long pals David Wain & Michael Showalter have reunited to co-write a brand new rom-com called They Came Together and they're here on CBB to tell us all about it! They’ll get into the good ol’ days of listening to podcasts…


Sheep Boy

Sklarbro Country #201May 30, 2014

One of the best comedy directors out there, David Wain, stops by the calming shores of Sklarbro Country to talk about his new film, They Came Together. Listen in to hear the Sklar Brothers and David Wain discuss the old Stella Live…


David Wain, Our Close Friend

Hayes and Sean defend celebrity voice actors by creating their own vocal characters in the segment Voice Choice. Then DAVID WAIN, director and lovemaking mentor, arrives to tell the story of how he got to be director, pitch his take for the…


Subconscious: LIVE

Topics #38April 16, 2014

In Episode 10 of Season 3, Michael, Michael and special guest David Wain discuss the subconscious LIVE from the Brava Theater in their second ever live recording as part of the 2014 SF Sketchfest. Do we subconsciously dress ourselves a certain way?…


LIVE from Comedy Gives Back

Comedy Bang Bang #254November 7, 2013

Bearded bad boy Zach Galifianakis and director/scribe David Wain are both on this week’s special bonus LIVE episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! from the Comedy Gives Back benefit for Malaria No More. Zach & David bro out about dubstep & parkour before…



Topics #17October 30, 2013

In Episode 2 of Season 2, Michael, Michael and special guest David Wain discuss "Technology." Their conversation covers everything from the simplest of machines like the spoon to the most complicated of all machines - the human body. "Topics" features original music…


The 4th Anniversary Extravaganza!

Join us as we celebrate the Four Year Anniversary of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast! Acclaimed director David Wain returns with co-host Traci Rearden to experience the high capacity of our open door policy as a furious Marissa Wompler & a disinterested…


Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Sizzle Reel

Earwolf Presents #23March 13, 2013

Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Paul Scheer, and the Sklar Brothers are among the guests who have appeared on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show. In this episode of highlights, we hear some of the show's most memorable guests and moments. Check out the video…


David Wain

Actor, producer, comedian and writer of comedy cult classics such as Wet Hot American Summer, Stella, and Wainy Days. We're happy to have this EXTREMELY talented director on our show. Oh, we forgot to mention directing. Yep, he does that, too.


A Family Affair

Comedy Bang Bang #145February 20, 2012

We all love David Wain, but do we really KNOW David Wain? This week's Comedy Bang Bang is the only place on the internet to get in-depth info about Wain's personal life with the added perspective of his father and four-year-old son.…


Boogie Jams

Who Charted? #57January 4, 2012

It's not often we get a guest with David Wain's level of expertise. As the son of a broadcaster (and a hit maker himself) he brings some real gravitas to Entertainment Weekly's Top Singles of 2011 Chart. As the director of such…


Occupy Thanksgiving

Comedy Bang Bang #132November 21, 2011

At the intersection of comedy, music, and fashion lies this week's Comedy Bang Bang. Margaret Cho and Grant-Lee Phillips provide the score for the episode in addition to delighting us with tales of the 90s and fun rounds of What Am I…


The Plug-In Drug

Comedy Bang Bang #115July 25, 2011

Paul Rudd freestyle raps in this episode. There is a lot more I could tell you, but that should have sold it. Does he talk with David Wain and Ken Marino about Wet Hot American Summer? Yes, of course, but he also…

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