Michael Showalter is perhaps best known for co-writing and starring in Wet Hot American Summer, but Showalter has been finding new ways to make people laugh since he was a member of the sketch comedy troupe The State, on MTV.
What Adult Swim (at its best) offers us is something we could call genre riffing: using an existing genre as a loose play-set for broader satirical material on the entertainment industry and contemporary culture, with room for a lot more jokes fired from unexpected directions.
There's certain things [my kids] can't see like my love scene with Bradley Cooper in "Wet Hot American Summer," that may not go over so well in my house. I come from a very conservative household. Led by me.