Michael Showalter is an American comedian, actor, director, writer and producer. He is also a member of the sketch comedy trio Stella.
Sally Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) and Michael Showalter (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer) chat with Chris and Matt about the time Sally and Chris snuck off a plane in LAX, casting Sally in Michael’s movie Hello, My Name Is Doris and how they developed the character. They also talked about Sally’s upbringing in a show business family, Michael talks about how it was making sketches for The State and their thoughts on comedic roles. They also joke about what kind of cop Michael would make!
Michael Showalter ("The State," "Wet Hot American Summer") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about third boobs, cannibal restaurants, Peter Pan live, They Came Together, Sally Field, Taco Party, Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too, Pringle, Mystery Diagnosis, and the greatest movie about cats ever.   Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first camp experience you ever had) on our website for a chance to win a Wet Hot American Summer DVD or a Stella Season 1 DVD set signed by Michael!
Michael Showalter stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about all sorts of things including his rich and varied history with Alison, Lou Reed, being too attached to his cell phone, moving to LA from New York, his feelings about the East Coast, things Alison was wrong about, The State, cats, his book Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too, meeting his wife, being a certified cat trapper, They Came Together, semiotics and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone 
Legendary comedian Michael Showalter (The State, Wet Hot American Summer) joins Esther in his hotel room hot off the plane from New York City for a great conversation.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Jun 17th, 1970
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4 hours, 24 minutes
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