Black's anti-Trump Twitter rampage long predates the announcement of his new book, "A Child's First Book of Trump"
Michael Ian Black opens his new stand-up special, Noted Expert (his third hour, and first for EPIX), by noting that you can tell it's going to actually be special, then suggests kicking things off right with a montage of puppies licking his face. Almost on cue, things don’t go well. Almost as poorly as Ted […]
As Michael Ian Black gets ready for his first televised comedy special in four years Friday on Epix, he told Business Insider what he thinks is funny and who best pulls it off in stand-up these days. For the longtime comedian of "The State" and "Wet Hot American Summer," figuring out a joke isn't that tough. Show More Summary
Get a peek inside the comedians new Dr. Seuss-inspired A Childs First Book of Trump.
Comedian Michael Ian Black wrote a children's book about Donald Trump, "A Child's First Book of Trump," which hits bookstores on July 5. A lot of people are writing about Trump right now, but even by those standards, Black's take isShow More Summary
This is a banner week for Michael Ian Black. Black has a new children's book that he promoted on Late Night with Seth Meyers (you can pre-order A Child's First Book of Trump now), his latest stand-up special, Noted Expert, premieres this Friday night on EPIX, and he's been announced as host and moderator of a new […]
Comedian Michael Ian Black stopped by AOL today to talk about his new special, Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert. Michael Ian Black made himself right at home on the AOL BUILD stage. It was absolutely hilarious. For example, the interview...Show More Summary
With the seemingly interminable presidential primaries finally terminating, there are about to to be a lot fewer opportunities for people to point and laugh at TV debates. Michael Ian Black wants to help fix that: The former State cast...Show More Summary
Nearly 30 years after the State first formed, there's finally a complete oral history of the beloved sketch group. The book tells the story of how Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, ... More »
As far as Michael Ian Black knows, he and the entire original cast of cult movie "Wet Hot American Summer" will be returning for Netflix's newly announced sequel series, "Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later," set for 2017. "I’ve sort of known about it for several months," Black told Business Insider on Friday. Show More Summary
Curious George. Paddington Bear. Horton the Elephant. And now -- Donald J. Trump. The front-running Republican presidential candidate is now the subject of an upcoming children's book, thanks to comedian Michael Ian Black, Publishers Weekly reports. Black, best known for his roles in "The State"...
Comedian Michael Ian Black has written a children's book about Donald Trump.
Comedian Michael Ian Black has written an illustrated children's book about Donald Trump that will be released July 12th via Simon and Schuster, The Wrap reports. Featuring drawings by acclaimed illustrator Marc Rosenthal, A Child's First Book of Trump will seek to explain the business mogul-turned-Republican presidential frontrunner to the youth. Per...
In a world filled with hatred and division, we can all agree on one thing: The only books worth reading are the ones blurbed by “Weird Al” Yankovic. The State comedy troupe — including David Wain, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and the rest of your favorite writers and performers —... More »
Comedian Michael Ian Black took to Twitter on Wednesday to sarcastically take down anti-Muslim rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Black roasted the GOP candidates for unconstitutional double standards that apply liberty for all — except for Muslims....
The Writers Guild of America held simultaneous award ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles on Saturday night, with Patton Oswalt hosting the Hollywood crowd, and Michael Ian Black presiding over the Gotham nods. If you want to know how L.A. and NYC are different in show business, just check out how they open […]
Pop TV says it is THE EASIEST GAME SHOW EVER, and host Michael Ian Black lets us play to prove the point. Plus we talk comedy and guess what Michael’s dream job is? Then we celebrate a new season of El Rey’s LUCIA UNDERGROUND by spending time with wrestling superstar, Johnny Mundo. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/2673858/comicmix_2016-02-06-120358.64.mp3 Follow us here […]
Welcome to The Black Market’s fourth year of metal-scrounging. We — that’s Michael Nelson, Wyatt Marshall, Aaron Lariviere, Ian Chainey, and me — have been recuperating since December’s 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2015 feature in preparation for another annum of wringing each other’s throats over the contents of these columns. The bruises from 2015 […]
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Who wants to read a book that examines someone’s belly button lint? If it’s Michael Ian Black’s—whether or not you’ve seen his Stella or The State or read My Custom Van or You’re Not Doing It Right—your answer should be “I do.” The book’s...Show More Summary