ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
DAVID WAIN (Director, Co-Writer, Producer)
David Wain is the director and co-writer of five feature films: Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust and the upcoming They Came Together starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Ed Helms.
On television, he serves as executive producer, writer, director and occasional guest star of the two-time Emmy Award winning Childrens Hospital, Adult Swim's hit series starring Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler, Ken Marino and Malin Akerman, now in its fifth season for Adult Swim. A spin-off series, Newsreaders is now in production for a 2nd season on the same network.
He also co-created and co-starred in two other TV series: The State on MTV and Stella on Comedy Central, along with directing several pilots, and episodes of such shows as New Girl and Party Down.
As an actor, he has appeared in many other movies and TV shows, including Sleepwalk with Me, Bob's Burgers, Tim & Eric, New Girl, and I Love You, Man.
He is the voice of “The Warden” on the animated TV series SuperJail, now in production on its fourth season for Adult Swim.
And in his free time, he creates, writes, directs and stars in Wainy Days, a multi-award winning ongoing web series chronicling his (slightly) fictionalized romantic adventures, on mydamnchannel.com.
Wain grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, graduated from NYU film school and currently lives between Manhattan and Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Zandy Hartig, and their two sons.
MICHAEL SHOWALTER (Co-Writer, Producer)
Michael Showalter is a writer, director, actor and teacher who lives with his wife Kalin and their four cats.
MICHAEL is an original founding member of 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 which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000. He is also one third (along with Michael Ian Black and David Wain) of the "modern day Marx Brothers" comedy trio STELLA which began as long running weekly nightclub show in Manhattan, then morphed into a popular web series, a TV series on Comedy Central, and a national touring show. He wrote, directed and co-starred with Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux, and Elizabeth Banks in the romantic comedy The Baxter. In November of 2008 he released his stand-up comedy album Sandwiches & Cats. Showalter recently completed a Comedy Central series Michael & Michael Have Issues with collaborator Michael Ian Black.
Most recently Michael co-wrote and produced a feature film starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler titled They Came Together. He was also a writer on the first season of ABC’s Super Fun Night and is currently working on a prequel to Wet Hot American Summer among several other film and television projects.
As an actor has appeared in many TV shows and movies including Sex & The City, Law & Order, Kissing Jessica Stein, David Wain’s The Ten and Wanderlust and M. Night Shamalayan’s Signs.
Michael’s first book “Mr. Funny Pants” was published by Grand Central and garnered great reviews.
Michael has also taught screenwriting at NYU Graduate Film School for several years.