Michael Showalter and David Wain are both American comedians/writers/directors/actors. They were members of the sketch comedy troupe The State before co-creating Wet Hot American Summer (both the original movie and the Netflix series). They also co-created the TV series Stella and the movie They Came Together. Wain directed several other movies, including Role Models and A Futile and Stupid Gesture. Showalter’s directorial credits include Hello My Name is Doris and last year’s Oscar-nominated hit The Big Sick. They both live in LA.