Michael Ian Black is a multi-talented actor, screenwriter, author, stand-up comic and filmmaker. He wrote and directed the MGM DVD release, "Wedding Daze,” starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher. He also wrote the original screenplay for “Run, Fatboy, Run," directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton.
Black's most recent series, "Michael and Michael Have Issues," appeared on Comedy Central. He and Michael Showalter created, starred in, wrote, directed and produced this comedic look at the intertwining lives of two contentious best friends.
Along with Showalter and David Wain, Black created, starred in and co-wrote the Comedy Central series, "Stella." He was one of the lead commentators on VH1's "I Love the..." series. His writings on contemporary culture have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Filter, CMJ Magazine and McSweeney's online. He’s also written three books, all released through Simon & Schuster.
Black starred opposite Paul Rudd and Janeane Garofalo in the USA Films cult hit, "Wet Hot American Summer." He appeared in “Reno 911!: Miami,” “The Ten," "Partners" and “The Baxter.” He was most recently seen opposite Topher Grace and Anna Faris in “Take Me Home Tonight.” For four years, he starred on NBC's hit drama, "Ed”. He starred this past year in the Crackle web series, “Backwash”.
Black co-created, co-wrote and starred in the acclaimed MTV sketch comedy show, "The State." From there, he co-created, co-wrote and starred in the Comedy Central series "Viva Variety." He was also the voice and puppeteer of the popular Pets.com sock puppet.
He tours regularly across the U.S. performing stand-up comedy.
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