Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black
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About Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black is a multi-talented actor, writer, comedian and director. He's also afilmmaker, having written and directed the MGM DVD release, "Wedding Daze,” starring JasonBiggs and Isla Fisher. He also wrote the original screenplay for “Run, Fatboy, Run” (2008),starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton under the direction of David Schwimmer.Black's most recent comedy series, "Michael and Michael Have Issues," appeared on ComedyCentral this past year. He and former State colleague Michael Showalter created, starred in,wrote, directed and produced this comedic look at the intertwining lives of two contentious bestfriends.Along with Showalter and David Wain, Black created, starred in and co-wrote the ComedyCentral series, "Stella." He's one of the lead commentators on VH1's "I Love the..." series. Hiswritings on contemporary culture have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Filter, CMJMagazine and McSweeney's online.Black starred opposite Paul Rudd and Janeane Garofalo in the USA Films cult hit, "Wet HotAmerican Summer." He appeared in “Reno 911!: Miami,” “The Ten," "Partners" and “TheBaxter.” He’ll next be seen opposite Topher Grace and Anna Faris in “Kids in America.” Forfour years, he starred on NBC's hit drama, "Ed”. Most recently, he shot a lead role in theupcoming Crackle series, “Backwash”.His career began when Black graduated from NYU and co-created, co-wrote and starred in theacclaimed MTV sketch comedy show, "The State." From there, he co-created, co-wrote andstarred in the Comedy Central series "Viva Variety." He was also the voice and forearm of thepopular Pets.com sock puppet.Black gives comedy lectures around the country under the title, "The Awesome Life withMichael Ian Black." He also performs stand-up comedy in clubs all over the U.S.Black lives in Connecticut with his wife Martha and their two children.