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David Wain is a Jewish-American writer, actor, comedian, and director, best known for the feature film Wet Hot American Summer, the 90s sketch comedy series The State, and the comedy central show Stella, based on the stage comedy and short films of the comedy troupe by the same. Wain was a founding member of Stella, along with Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black. Stella uses absudist humor, and besides their stage act and their show, have a series of 22 short films. Wain directed more than half of the shorts, and co wrote with Showalter and Black all of the shorts. Stella also apeared on the show Comedy Central Presents with an our of their taped standup routine. Wain was a featured commentator in the I Love the 70s series and the weekly VH1 show Best Week Ever.

A graduate of New York film school, Wain first began his career as a writer/director in 1991, with the short film Aisle Six. The film is starring Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Patrick Jann as well as other cast members from The State. Wain acted in Bamboozled, Along Came Polly, Keeping Faith, Anchorman, and Michael Showalter's The Baxter along with fellow Stella member Michael Ian Black. David Wain has directed and written for SENIORS, THE STEINS, THE TEN, They Came Together, and Wet Hot American Summer inwhich he also stared as an actor with the other Stella members.

He has worked on many other shows and short films, often writing or directing but sometimes acting in them as well. Some of the better-known shows he has worked on are MADtv, Sheep in the Big City, Idiot Savants, Best Week Ever, I Love the 70's, The Daily Show, Crank Yankers, and Strangers With Candy. Wain has also dabbled in Theatre and writing. He and Michael Showalter wrote the play S.E.X. aka Weiners and Boobs. With the state, Wain co-wrote the book State by State with The State. David Wain currently lives is New York City, and write or acts on many popular TV shows, movies and short films.

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