Michael Showalter — born in Princetion, NJ and a graduate of Brown University ’92 — lives in Brooklyn. He was a founding member of the sketch comedy troupe, The State, which ran for three seasons on MTV.
Michael is also a member of the comedy trio Stella, and, along with Michael Ian Black and David Wain, starred in its eponymous Comedy Central series. Both Stella’s full series and national tour are available on DVD.
Showalter co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the cult comedy “Wet Hot American Summer.” He directed, wrote and starred in the IFC Films romantic comedy, “The Baxter” co-starring Michelle Williams, Elizabeth Banks and Justin Theroux. He has toured the country performing stand-up comedy and his stand-up comedy record, “Sandwiches & Cats” was released in November of 2007 on the JDub Records label.
Michael and longtime collaborator Michael Black co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in a well-acclaimed series for Comedy Central, “Michael and Michael Have Issues,” newly available on DVD. Showalter also created a popular web interview series on Collegehumor.com called “The Michael Showalter Showalter.”
Showalter teaches screenwriting at NYU Graduate Film School. His comedic memoir, “Mr. Funny Pants,” hits shelves February 24, 2011 and is published by Hachette Book Group.