Posted in comedy | pictures | tour dates on October 30, 2008

Photos by Chris La Putt

Michael Showalter


JDub Records is delighted to announce that renowned comedy trio Stella will be back on the road this November. Formed in 1997, Stella features comedians David Wain, Michael Ian Black and everyone's favorite goof-off Michael Showalter.

Showalter first came to recognition as a cast member, writer, producer, and director of MTV's half hour sketch comedy show, The State, which aired from 1993-1995. Michael later went on to co-write and star in the cult classic film Wet Hot American Summer (2001), write, direct, and star in The Baxter (2005), as well as write, produce, and star in Comedy Central's televised Stella (also 2005). In addition to these many feats, Showalter also hosts the excellent online interview show The Michael Showalter Showalter on (you can see the episodes here:; recent guests include Andy Samberg, Paul Rudd, David Cross and Michael Cera. Showalter's 2007 album, Sandwiches and Cats, out on JDub Records, gleefully inhabits "the comedy danger zone that hovers between too far and just enough" (The New York Times).

Though they rarely tour as a collective, a typical Stella show guarantees audiences a playful mix of mainstream comedy and surrealist wit. Their absurd approach to the mundane promises that no show is the same as the last. So why don't you find out for yourself?

They never really did break up. In fact, you might have caught the trio earlier this month at NY Mag's 40th Anniversary party @ Hammerstein Ballroom. Individually, they are not that rare either (which is a good thing), well Michael Showalter especially, who, for instance, just performed with John Vanderslice at the opening of the 92YTribeca way back before CMJ (10/18). That's where the pictures in this post came from.

Stella play the Nokia Theatre in NYC on December 9th and 10th. Tickets are on sale. More tour dates below...

Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter

Stella - 2008 Tour Dates
11/30 @ Keswick Theatre, Glenside PA
12/02 @ Sixth & I, Washington DC
12/05 @ Vic Theatre, Chicago IL
12/07 @ House of Blues, Cleveland OH
12/09 @ Nokia Theatre, New York NY
12/10 @ Nokia Theatre, New York NY
12/11 @ Wilbur Theatre, Boston MA
12/12 @ UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA



Comments (18)

Worst "comedic" group ever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 5:38 PM

hey look who still isn't famous!

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 5:44 PM

your mom's va-jay-jay is "comedic"

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 5:44 PM

The comedy central show was BRILLIANT!

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 5:57 PM

Why is that press release such a Showalter handjob?

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 6:05 PM

huge waste of money. only funny after they have a chance to be edited.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 6:05 PM

"Why is that press release such a Showalter handjob?"

ha. because I think he is the only one who is signed to JDub who sent it.

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 30, 2008 6:14 PM

"hey look who still isn't famous!"

david wain directed a major motion picture that opens in a couple weeks.

and wet hot american summer is one of the best comedies in a long time, not to mention the comedy central show kicked ass.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 6:20 PM

oh! they also added a 12/13 show @ the orpheum theatre in los angeles.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 8:34 PM

michael ian black is pretty damn famous for bein on television shows and bein on sierra mist commercials

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 9:24 PM

Not sure if it's been posted here, but Russell Brand has also two shows coming up soon. One of the nights is sold out. The other one still has tickets available on Ticketmaster.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 10:57 PM

They seem pretty famous to me based on the size of the places they're playing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 11:43 PM

Love these guys. LOVE the state. But at the national show @ hammerstein they didnt even have me crack a smile. sad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2008 11:55 PM

very true 11:55. they fell flat at the NY Mag/National show. they were very aware of it too. why was it so awkward?

Posted by orange z | October 31, 2008 1:49 AM


Posted by mirc | October 31, 2008 2:05 AM

this is awesome thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 9:20 AM

Thanks a lot.

Posted by cephe kaplama | May 2, 2009 6:37 AM

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