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Michael Showalter Wears His 'Funny Pants'

Photo courtesy Michael Showalter.
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Odds are, if you've gotten this far (that is, ten words under the headline and photo), you know who Michael Showalter is. If not, here's a the CliffsNotes: wrote and starred in cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, as well as The Baxter, Michael and Michael Have Issues, and the webseries The Michael Showalter Showalter. Of course, there's also Stella and The State. Of course.

If you've made it THIS far, you're officially a comedy nerd, and will be excited to know that Showalter recently penned a book (memoir? sort of. keep reading.), appropriately titled Mr. Funny Pants. Additionally, he'll be in LA to discuss the book, and anything else that should come to mind, on Friday March 5th, with shows at Book Soup and The Echo (longtime friend and fellow Stella alum David Wain will join him at the Echo show).

LAist was lucky to catch up with Showalter in between legs of his book tour. The full (albeit brief) interview is below: