David Wain is a filmmaker and comedian. He first gained attention as a member of The State, a comedy troupe that enjoyed an acclaimed series on MTV. He is the director of Wet Hot American Summer, a feature film starring Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, and Molly Shannon. More recently he created and starred in STELLA, a series on Comedy Central. He continues to divide his time between feature film, television, and live theater projects as a writer, director, and performer. A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, he currently lives in Manhattan.