He co-wrote (with David Wain) and starred in Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and he wrote, directed, and starred in The Baxter (2005), with Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux and Elizabeth Banks.
Both of these movies featured many of his co-stars from The State, and so do several of his other projects.
The State was then picked up as its own show, which aired for two years on MTV.
Showalter has also had several smaller roles in movies and TV shows.
The more willing you are to adapt and change, the more fun and interesting it is on both sides.”, Showalter tried it all: He wrote a book, performed stand-up, and created a variety series for Comedy Central.
It was only through trial and error that he learned that directing was his true calling.“It’s been a really long, winding road.
He played Ron Parker, the arrogant host of Cheap Seats, on ESPN Classic in the pilot episode.
In my inexperience, I let other people say to cut pages or shoot it a different way than I’d wanted. But you have to fight for that voice that says, ‘No, you need this thing.’ And that’s what I do now. And so, if you’re going to teach students what you think is the best way to work and to help them with their material, in doing that you’re sort of developing a point of view,” he says.Or at least that’s how Michael Showalter’s unlikely career is shaping up., but never quite breaking through to mainstream audiences.It took an outdated map’s worth of detours to get to 2017, where Showalter has created a niche for himself as an in-demand director of funny, quirky love stories with a whole lot of heart..He transferred to and graduated from Brown University.After he completed college, The New Group changed its name to The State and began creating video shorts for an MTV show called You Wrote It, You Watch It, hosted by Jon Stewart.