In honor of the recent release of My Damn Channel’s hit web series Wainy Days on DVD, the UCBeast hosted an evening filled with Wainy-themed entertainment. The show opened with David Wain singing along to the Wainy Days theme, accompanied by Fred Armisen on drums and Jon Spurney on keyboard. The night was full of comedy fun times, including interviews, mad libs, and tons of music – plenty of haha’s were had.
Wain interviewed two comedy greats, the first being musician/funny man Fred Armisen. They talked about their careers as drummers, choosing ideas for SNL or Portlandia, and Armisen’s instructional drumming DVD, which is full of lies. Later in the evening, comedienne Janeane Garofalo took the stage for a chitchat with David. They discussed her career, some truths about cats and dogs, and [Fake Spoiler Alert:] the death of her character in the Wet Hot American Summer sequel or prequel or does it really matter what it is because I’m going to see it no matter what?
I learned a lot of lessons at the show, such as the fact that David wrote the first, unproduced episode of Wainy Days in middle school. He brought up comedians Matt Ballard, Michelle Federer, and wife Zandy Hartig to do a stage reading along with Armisen and Garofalo. The performance was full of heart, passion, and boner talk. It was erection-lent!
As the UCB’s screen lowered to show Wainy Days Episode 14: The Pact and Wainy Days Episode 6: A Woman’s Touch, Amy Miles sang a beautiful tune set to the Keyboard Cat song. Every time the slow-moving screen went up and down Miles sang verses like, “there goes the screen” and “it gives us time to reflect on what we’re doing with our lives.” I myself was completely fine with what I was doing with my life at that exact moment.
The night ended with a live performance of the two-part musical episode Rochelle. Wain had the opportunity to show off his drumming abilities and his ability to dry hump hard enough to finish without losing any clothing, hence it’s not cheating. By the end of the episode a decision needed to be made. Does David choose Rochelle or Jeannie? The answer is: I’m not going to tell you so you should probably just go watch the episodes.
If anyone knows how to “Make it Wain,” it’s David, and he made it Wain laughter all night long.