Michael Showalter

Director, Writer, Producer

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Michael Showalter is a director, writer, and producer who most recently directed the 2017 hit The Big Sick. Previously he directed and co-wrote the 2016 film Hello, My Name Is Doris starring Sally Field. Showalter's first film was the The Baxter (2005) starring Michelle Williams and Justin Theroux. He is a co-creator of the critically acclaimed​ television show ​Search Party, which currently has its second season airing on TBS. He also co-created the TV mini-series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later on Netflix. As a writer and producer, Showalter's other film credits include Wet Hot American Summer and They Came Together. He is a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. He's also written two books: Mr. Funny Pants and Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too.