Michael Ian Black regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of humorous jokes and observations. Black’s latest special and CD, “Very Famous,” was released in 2011 and was followed by the nationwide “Black is White” tour. His first comedy CD, “I Am A Wonderful Man,” was released in 2007. Black is currently co-host of a popular podcast with Tom Cavanagh, entitled “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks,” and of a new podcast with Michael Showalter, “Topics”. He and fellow comedian D.L. Hughley host “Trust Me, I’m a Gameshow Host,” which debuted on TBS last fall.
Fans of sketch comedy might know Black’s work from such seminal television programs as “The State,” “Viva Variety,” “Stella” and “Michael and Michael Have Issues,” all of which he co-created, wrote and starred in. Other TV credits include his role as the quirky bowling alley manager “Phil” on the network series “Ed,” and his witty commentary on cable’s “I Love the…” series.
Black’s movie roles include “Hell Baby,” “This is 40,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Reno 911!: Miami,” “The Ten” and “The Baxter.”
Black co-wrote the 2007 comedy “Run, Fatboy, Run,” directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton. He wrote and directed the 2006 release of “Wedding Daze,” starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher.
His memoir, “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations,” was released in 2012 and is in development for a half-hour series. His latest book for adults is a collaboration with conservative writer Meghan McCain, entitled “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.” He is the author of the contemporary classic “My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face),” and the children’s books “Chicken Cheeks,” “The Purple Kangaroo,” “A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea” and “I’m Bored.” He’s currently writing book reviews for the New York Times and working on three additional books of his own.
Originally from Hillsborough, NJ, Black resides in the wilds of Connecticut with his family.