Michael Ian Black
(The wilds of Conneticut)www.michaelianblack.net
Beloved by young and old, Michael Ian Black is America’s foremost comedy maker. Does Michael perform stand-up comedy? And how! He regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of humorous jokes and observations. Michael’s latest Comedy Central special and CD, Very Famous, was released last year and was followed by the nationwide Black is White tour. His first comedy CD, I Am A Wonderful Man was released in in 2007.
Fans of sketch comedy might know Michael’s work from such seminal television programs as The State, Viva Variety, Stella and Michael and Michael Have Issues, all of which he co-created, wrote and starred in. Those with a more mainstream appetite may look back with fondness on Michael’s role as the quirky bowling alley manager ‘Phil’ on the NBC show Ed, a role which earned Michael no awards or nominations. Nostalgia enthusiasts may recall his adorable commentary on VH1’s I Love the… series.
Movie roles include Wet Hot American Summer, Take Me Home Tonight and The Baxter.
Michael co-wrote the 2007 comedy, Run, Fatboy, Run, directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton. He wrote and directed the 2006 release, Wedding Daze, starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher.
He is the author of the contemporary classic My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face), and the children’s books Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea and I’m Bored. His memoir, You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations was released in 2012, and is now in development for a half hour series at a primetime network. His latest book for adults is a collaboration with conservative writer Meghan McCain entitled Stupid for America. It was released this past summer.
Michael is also co-host of a popular podcast with Tom Cavanagh called Mike and Tom Eat Snacks.
Michael Ian Black: truly an American treasure.