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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 new Comedy Central special and CD, “Very Famous,” will
premiere in August 2011 and will be followed by a national tour, “Black is White”. 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 is the co-writer of 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 also 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 the forthcoming "I'm Bored," all published by
Simon & Schuster. His memoir, "You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other
Humiliations" will be released in February, 2012. Michael is also the co-host of a popular podcast
with Tom Cavanagh called "Mike and Tom Eat Snacks." His newest project is a book collaboration
with conservative writer Meghan McCain entitled "Stupid for America," to be published by DeCapo
Publishing in 2012. Michael Ian Black: truly an American treasure.