Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black was one of eleven members of The State, one of three members of Stella, and one of two cast members of Michael & Michael Have Issues. If you’re not into collaborative comedy, you should check out I Am a Wonderful Man, his stand-up album. If you are a small child, you should probably find a more appropriate website, but first get his book Chicken Cheeks. If you’re a podcast fan check out his podcast Mike and Tom Eat Snacks, or MATES.

Host Information


"Topics" features long-time friends and creative comedic collaborators Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter as they tackle some of mankind's most difficult questions: What is the nature of love? Is time travel possible? Does God exist? And so many more. "Topics" is a thoughtful, intense conversation about what makes humankind... kind of human. Featuring original music by Dan Deacon!

Guest Appearances

The Marm of Smarm Returns

Comedy Bang Bang #364July 23, 2015

Comedy’s own Michael Ian Black aka The Marm of Smarm returns along with Scott’s nephew Todd on a special B-B-BONUS episode of Comedy Bing Bong! Why is MIB in everything from Smosh: The Movie to Another Period to Wet Hot American Summer:…


Live at the San Francisco Sketch Fest 2014

Ronna & Beverly #73February 14, 2014

Ronna & Beverly had a terrific time at this year's San Francisco Sketch Fest and are now sharing it with you! With the company of baby faced Michael Ian Black & trusty trainer Bob Harper what more can you ask for? Maybe…



Recorded live at the Bell House with Michael Ian Black join us as we unfurl the catastrophe that is Anaconda! We discuss the cast including Jon Voight who plays his character as a French Robert De Niro from South America, Jennifer Lopez…


Family Matters

Comedy Bang Bang #83December 5, 2010

Fans of Stella and The State rejoice! The Marm of Smarm Michael Ian Black graces the Earwolf studios for the first time and brings with him an expansive knowledge of football and a great potential art project for fans out there. Together…


Live from SF Sketchfest!

Comedy Bang Bang #B2January 18, 2010

In the first Doug Loves Movies/Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast cross-over event, Scott brings on his friends Doug Benson, Dana Gould, Paul F. Tompkins, Michael Ian Black, and of course the theme-song composer Reggie Watts. The show gets its first ever appearance…

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