TRANSCRIPT Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Michael Showalter on ‘Spoiler Alert,’ ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ and more

Michael Showalter is a founding member of the sketch comedy group The State. He’s in part responsible for other cult comedy favorites like Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, Stella and more. These days, Showalter has been spending more and more time behind the camera.. He directed the new film Spoiler Alert. It’s a romantic drama based on the book Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, a memoir by TV writer Michael Ausiello.Michael joins us on the latest episode of Bullseye to talk about Spoiler Alert. Plus, what it was like to direct Sally Field, and his process when casting his movies.

Guests: Michael Showalter

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