Ken Marino at The Music of Wet Hot American Summer
The downside to The Music of Wet Hot American Summer was that the sound was funky for most of the set. But it still packed in plenty of laughs, particularly when members of the film/tv series would pop in for cameos in the Craig Wedren-led group. Best was Ken Marino, who didn’t dress up in Victor’s curly haired wig, but still gave a heartfelt cover of Kenny Loggins’ “Danny’s Song”. He got the crowd to sing along with him, up until a pair of trees appeared from side-stage to chase him off. Even during the set’s closing number of “Higher and Higher”, Marino was difficult to take your eyes off as he recorded his friends Michael Showalter, David Wain, Joe Lo Truglio, and Marguerite Moreau play air guitar and do leg kicks. Sure, the spirit of the performance rose above the execution, but the Wet Hot American Summer team earned plenty of good graces.