Michael Showalter Reveals All in Our Interactive Interview


Comedian Michael Showalter has done it all. He’s been a member of one of the most-loved comedy troupes of all time (The State); written, directed, and starred in movies like Wet Hot American Summer and The Baxter; released a hilarious album — and now he’s written a book too.

In our exclusive Interactive Interview — where you ask the questions — he talks about his literary inspirations, the possibility of sequels and reunions for some of his projects, and the bizarre rumor that he has a rivalry with fellow comedy sensation Eugene Mirman. Plus, he tells us his real name.

Mr. Funny Pants

is a sidesplitting meta-memoir, a book about writing a book that also doubles as an absurd guide to life. It puts on the page what fans of Showalter’s work in film, television, and on stage have embraced for years — his surreal, self-referential, goofball wit and sense of humor.

Control the interview with Michael Showalter yourself by selecting the question you want answered in the player below!

Don’t see your most burning question here? Visit Showalter on VYou.com and ask it directly! And if you want more right now, check out the videos below — including two clips of Kevin Kline reading excerpts from the book.