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michael ian black
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Interests: comedy
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A Bad Night at the Old Town “Great set tonight, Paul,” called Anton to the bandleader as the audience in the Ed Sullivan Theater filed out the doors. “You too, babe,” replied Paul. It was true. Another great set in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Michael Ian Black
I have received many requests from people wondering how they can hear my interview with Howard Stern. Here it is in its entirety. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Michael Ian Black
The fact that I run is a source of mild embarrassment to me. It’s not the kind of thing I go around telling people because there’s something a little showoffy about distance running, even if you are as unaccomplished and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Michael Ian Black
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There is a place in Newtown called Ferris Acres Creamery, a working dairy farm that serves unbelievable ice cream. There’s no counter at the Creamery, no indoor serving area, just a couple windows where high school kids take your order... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at Michael Ian Black
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Oh Michael Jackson, musical prophet. You always had the words when words failed us. Wasn’t it you, possible molester of boys, who told us: If you want to make the world a better place Take a look at yourself and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Michael Ian Black
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Everybody is outraged – OUTRAGED! – over language hurled against women these last few weeks. First it was Rush Limbaugh. Then Bill Maher. Now Louis C.K. has resigned from hosting the Radio and TV Correspondent’s Dinner after Greta Van Susteren... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at Michael Ian Black
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You are right to be annoyed with me. In fact, nobody is more annoyed with me for using my Twitter account to mercilessly flog my new book than me. But over the last month ("Black: His Story Month"), that’s exactly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Michael Ian Black
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Some people emerge into adulthood as fully formed human beings, confident and able. These are people with clear visions of themselves, people who stride into the world with strong handshakes and winning smiles. I was not one of those people.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2012 at Michael Ian Black
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Last night for dinner I had some pepperoni pizza. Tonight I am going to have more pepperoni pizza. Not leftover pepperoni pizza, either. A brand-new “from the pizzeria” pepperoni pizza that I ordered via telephone and will shortly be picking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Michael Ian Black
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Mike And Tom Eat Snacks #27: Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies Michael Ian Black gives co-host Tom Cavanagh a marvelous account this week of his fictitious rivalry with the actor Ian McShane. Black spins a straight-faced tale about heroically landing himself... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Michael Ian Black
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18-Aug Louisville, KY http://improvlouisville.com/show_right.cfm?id=79379 7-Sep Athens, GA www.40watt.com 8-Sep Atlanta, GA http://www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu/plugins/shows/index.php?id=461 9-Sep Asheville, NC http://theorangepeel.net/events/michael-ian-black/ 10-Sep Charleston, SC 8pm http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/homePageSearch.do?method=showPerformanceDetail&performance_id=1525941&search_source=etix 10pm http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/homePageSearch.do?method=showPerformanceDetail&performance_id=1525947&search_source=etix 15-Sep Minneapolis, MN http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/52123?utm_medium=bks 16-Sep Madison, WI https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1519895&cobrand=majesticmadison 17-Sep Milwaukee, WI http://pabsttheater.org/show/michaelianblack2011 23-Sep Portland, OR http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F0046EFA3A16B09?brand=&tm_link=tm_homeA_h3 24-Sep... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Michael Ian Black
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Please pass this on to everybody you know or will ever know. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Michael Ian Black
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For those of you wondering where I have been or what I’ve been doing, here I am. The dirt so far: I just shot a pilot for E! entitled “The Black List,” which is me giving daily pop culture commentary... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at Michael Ian Black
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This is my album of the year. Granted, most people refer to an album that’s been released the year in question, but this one comes from 2000. I just found it and have been listening to it non-stop for three... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi! Stranger: hey You: Hi! Stranger: asl You: 39 m what's "L?" Stranger: petafile freak get a life You: Wait, are you mad at me? You: What's "petafile?" Stranger: your so dam... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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Greg was a guy I knew from comedy. We hung out a few times, did a couple shows together. I was struck by his immense intelligence and good spirit. He died yesterday after an accidental prescription drug overdose. I’ve been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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On Sep 4, 2010, at 1:27 AM, Doubletree wrote: Dear Michael Black, Recently, we sent you an invitation to complete a Guest Satisfaction Survey concerning your stay with us at Doubletree Tallahassee, where you checked out on August 25, 2010.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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Aug 25, 2010 Unreleased comedy album from The State arrives Sept. 14 MTV's The State has remained a cult classic ever since it premiered on MTV in the mid-'90s. But did you know the comedy troupe recorded an album after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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It's the late show on a Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio. I'm halfway through my set and I mention Barack Obama. Some scattered boos. Which is normal. Somebody always hates the president, no matter who that president might be. In... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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I'm in Columbus, OH this weekend. Go. Open Mike Michael Ian Black on the joys of commercial failure By Travis Hoewischer <!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --> <![CDATA[// <![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[var addthis_pub="umediagroup";]]<![CDATA[> // ]]]]><![CDATA[>]]><!-- AddThis Button END --> 7 Comments Photo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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I love this picture. For so many reasons, I love this picture. First of all, context. I found it on the site girlcameramirror, which is exactly what it sounds like: girls taking pictures of themselves in various states of undress.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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It surprises people to learn that I write children’s books. It shouldn’t, as I have two kids. And also because I am a genius. And also because I like that easy children’s book money. This is a review from Publisher’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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Everybody should be allowed one stabbing per day. This would be great for our culture as a whole for a number of reasons. But before we get into those, I though I would lay down some ground rules and a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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Now that Mel Gibson has imploded and Heath Ledger isn’t around to take the crown, I would like to throw my hat in the ring for new “World’s Most Popular Male Australian.” I first floated this idea on the “Late,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Michael Ian Black
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