Michael Showalter is a comedian, actor, writer and director. He was a cast member on the sketch comedy show The State from 1993 to 1995. In 2001, he co-wrote and starred in the comedy Wet Hot American Summer. Four years later, Showalter wrote, directed and starred in the film The Baxter. His latest project is the prequel to Wet Hot American Summer and Netflix original series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.