Writer/actor Michael Showalter and his wife, Anne Kalin Ellis, have become parents to twins.

Showalter was noticeably absent from Monday's (23Jun14) New York City premiere of his upcoming film They Came Together, which reunited him with Wet Hot American Summer co-stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, and his co-writer David Wain confirmed to Us Weekly that his pal had good reason to miss the red carpet event.

Wain revealed, "Michael would have loved to have been here but he's on the west coast with newborn twins."

The new dad also appeared as a correspondent on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and was the host of his own programme, The Michael Showalter Showalter, from 2007 to 2008.