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biography of comedy troupe The State out soon, release shows happening in NYC & LA

One of the undisputed heavyweights of televised sketch comedy, right up there with greats like Mr. Show with Bob and David, Monty Python's Flying Circus, and The Kids in the Hall, is The State, which broadcast on MTV for 4 seasons totaling 28 episodes from 1993 - 1995...

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Michael Ian Black released new memoir ‘Navel Gazing,’ doing readings/in-stores this week (one with Mo Rocca)

Comedian and actor Michael Ian Black (The State, Wet Hot American Summer) releases his new memoir, Navel Gazing, this week. It's actually his second memoir (You're Not Doing It Right came out in 2012), and is subtitled "True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom's, which I know sounds weird)...

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‘Wet Hot American Summer’ coming back as Netflix miniseries

The film Wet Hot American Summer came out Summer 2001 and didn't do much at the box office but had cult hit written all over it. A satire of '80s summer camp movies, it was written and Michael Showalter of The State and featured most of the rest of that comedy in the cast...

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Tenacious D’s ‘Festival Supreme’ 2014 lineup: The State, Cheech & Chong, Metalocalypse, Workaholics and lots more

Tenacious D's Festival Supreme is back for a second year, this time happening at LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on October 25. The laffstravaganza (with music too) features over 40 performers, and if you are into comedy it's a pretty "holy crap" lineup, including The State, Workaholics, Metalocalypse, Cheech & Chong, The Eagles of Death Metal, The Dan Band, Peaches, Doug Benson, Dr...

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off the beaten Bonnaroo path: Polyphonic Spree doing ‘Rocky Horror,’ Chris Gethard, Improvised Shakespeare and…Oates!

The Polyphonic Spree at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

As you may know, Bonnaroo is happening this weekend in Manchester, TN, kicking off today (6/13) and going through Sunday (6/16) across a dozen or so stages and tents...

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Michael Showalter & Michael Ian Black have new books & are appearing places

When I first saw Michael Showalter was appearing at a bookstore tonight (2/16) to promote a book, I thought, "wasn't that last year? Is it a new book...

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Michael & Michael Have Issues – on TV & live in Brooklyn

Executive produced by Black, Showalter, Jim Biederman ("Whitest Kids U Know," "I'm With Busey") and Lou Wallach, "Michael and Michael Have Issues" stars Black and Showalter in a new twist on narrative and sketch comedies that features the long-time comedic partners as the hosts of their own fictitious sketch show...

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Klaus Kinski’s Comedy Canon (04/21/08)

DOWNLOAD: Neil Hamburger - At Least I Was Paid (MP3)
Well, what else do we need to say about this? "America's Funnyman" ("The World's Funnyman," actually) has decided to sing America's music at last...

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the State DVD on hold, but they’re reuniting, so that’s good

For fans of The State, there is some good news and some bad news floating about. The bad news is that the highly anticipated State DVD has been put on hold by our friends over at MTV...

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the MICHAEL SHOWALTER blog tour stops here

DOWNLOAD: Michael Showalter - Erotica (radio edit) (MP3)

The State will always be near and dear to my heart. For that reason alone (not that there aren't other reasons), Michael Showalter is pretty much welcome at BrooklynVegan...

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