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Michael Showalter

MICHAEL SHOWALTER is a writer, director, actor and teacher, living with his wife Kalin in Los Angeles.  MICHAEL is an original founding member THE STATE, a sketch comedy troupe best known for their MTV series in the 90's. He co-wrote and starred in the cult film Wet Hot American Summer . He is also one third (along with Michael Ian Black and David Wain) of the  comedy trio STELLA which began as long running weekly nightclub show in Manhattan, and then became a TV series on Comedy Central. He wrote, directed and co-starred with Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux, and Elizabeth Banks in the romantic comedy The Baxter. Showalter also created and starred in the Comedy Central series Michael & Michael Have Issues with collaborator Michael Ian Black with whom he also shares a popular weekly podcast called TOPICS. Most recently Michael again collaborated on a feature film starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler “They Came Together” that will premiere this year at Sundance. He is currently a producer on the upcoming ABC show “Super Fun Night” starring Rebel Wilson and has a new book of humor out called, “Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too”.