Comedian and self proclaimed cat guy, Michael Showalter is teaching the world the proper procedure for petting a cat. On Aug. 29, 2013 he released the first of a series of video tutorials in support of his upcoming book "Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too." In "How To Pet a Cat," Showalter takes viewers on a step by step process of, as the title promises, how to pet a cat. He likens the technique to "spreading butter or jelly on a piece of toast with your fingers" and explains that purring is a good sign. In the next installment, Showalter promises to teach viewers techniques to use when picking up your cat.
Michael Showalter has been on top of the iTunes charts lately with his popular podcast "Topics," in which he discusses important life issues with fellow veteran of "The State" Michael Ian Black. He released the book "Mr. Funny Pants" in 2012 and has written for television and films such as "Stella," "Wet Hot American Summer" and "The Baxter."
"Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too: A Guidebook for Men and their Cats" will be available Sept. 3, 2013 from Abrams Books.