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Show Me Your Wits: Michael Showalter

Actor and comedian Michael Showalter is known for his hilarious standup, as well as his work on projects like The State, Wet Hot American Summer, and Stella. His debut comedy album, Sandwiches & Cats, was released this past November. In … Read More

By / January 17, 2008

Actor and comedian Michael Showalter is known for his hilarious standup, as well as his work on projects like The State, Wet Hot American Summer, and Stella. His debut comedy album, Sandwiches & Cats, was released this past November. In a blog-off on Best Week Ever, Michael offered these insights on God, spiritual salvation, and corduroy pants:

"Salvation means being saved spiritually. It’s also an abbreviated name for the place where I go to buy cordoroys. Or sometimes I just like to say, “Sal-vay”. “I’m going to the the Sal-vay to buy some cords.” Sometimes I buy my cords at J. Crew. Sometimes I think that J. Crew is my salvation. Not like the Salvation Army. It’s literally my spiritual salvation. Nothing brings me closer to God than a nice blue J. Crew wool sweater. In those moments, when I’m wearing a blue J. Crew wool sweater, I actually feel, and it’s strange to talk about it, but I feel like I’m being enveloped in warmth. It’s possible that the warmth is being provided but it’s also possible that God is providing the warmth. Who am I to say He’s not? Yes, I said He. Not because I think that God is a He but because “sHe” looks weird on paper."