Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and writer who began his career with “The State,” a sketch comedy troupe he co-founded at New York University, which went on to have a successful run on MTV. He then co-created the Comedy Central television series Viva Variety, a fake European variety show, and has created and starred in many other movies and TV shows. His appearances include Wet Hot American Summer (and has starred in its TV miniseries franchise), The Baxter, Another Period, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Sextuplets. Black is the author of several books for children, including the trio “I’m Bored,” “I’m Sad,” and “I’m Worried,” and the parody “A Child’s First Book of Trump.” His books for adults include “A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son,” the memoirs “You’re Not Doing It Right” and “Navel Gazing,” and the essay collection “My Custom Van.” Black also co-authored with Meghan McCain on “America, You Sexy Bitch”. As a stand-up comedian, Michael regularly tours the country, and he has released several comedy albums. He is the host of the podcast “Obscure with Michael Ian Black” and previously worked on “How to Be Amazing,” “Topics” (with Michael Showalter), and “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks” (with Tom Cavanagh).