Twenty years after forming the comedy trio Stella, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black and David Wain have reunited for a hilarious new sketch titled “Rip Van Winkle.” The trio taped the short back in January while in San Francisco to attend Sketchfest, where it was then shown.
The sketch sees Showalter, Black and Wain waking up after sleeping since 1997, when they first formed their group. The trio struggles with modern inventions, such as a flat screen TV, and confuse their hotel room thermostat with a transistor radio. They also puzzled when they don’t find Oprah Winfrey on broadcast television.
Showalter’s latest directorial work, “The Big Sick,” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Black has focused on writing and acting, appearing in series such as Comedy Central’s “Another Period.” Wain’s latest projects include wrapping up the Adult Swim series “Childrens Hospital” and working on a new season of Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later.”
The Stella reunion sketch was written and directed by Showalter, Black and Wain. Check out the hilarious video below.