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.

Guest Appearances

January 4, 2024

After Paul announces next week’s new movie, enjoy a HDTGM classic as Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer) joins Paul, Jason, and June to break down the 1997 snake attack flick Anaconda.

April 11, 2022

Samantha Bee sits down with actor, comedian, and author Michael Ian Black to discuss putting a strip mall on the moon, strategies for dealing with online trolls, and the infamous pee tape. Plus they make a passionate plea for free Tostitos Hint of Lime.

March 31, 2022

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Here is: The Sporkful! We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn’t for foodies, it’s for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman, who’s also the inventor of the new pasta shape cascatelli. James Beard and Webby Award winner for Best Food Podcast.


This episode of the Sporkful is called Michael Ian Black Is A Guy Who Eats Salads and you guessed it, features comedian and actor Michael Ian Black. Why does eating alligator seem more manly than eating chicken? Is coffee more “masculine” than tea? This week, comedian Michael Ian Black talks with Dan about manliness, and how it relates to food — a conversation they have as Michael decides to order salad at a pizzeria. “Are we really still going through this dumb, ritualistic flexing of our masculinity over the fact that I just want some greens?” Michael asks. “It’s so representative of something so destructive.” Michael also shares some controversial pretzel opinions, and Michael and Dan bond over dad life in the suburbs.


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March 12, 2019

Special guests Michael Ian Black (Obscure, The State), Karen Chee (Late Night with Seth Meyers), and Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story) join Sarah and Susan for a special Crybabies episode recorded live from the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.

May 7, 2018

Professional comedian Nick Thune join Scott to stay on script and talk about his upcoming stand-up comedy tour along with Michael Ian Black as they await for Michael to arrive to the studio. Later, bouncer Kenny Takahashi stops by to ask for advice on how to stick up for himself at The Nasty Rat bar. Plus, Melissa from the Analytics department to chat about how to integrate murder into the podcast to help bump the listener numbers.

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November 22, 2016

Join guest host Samm Levine as he sits down with writer and actor Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer, Burning Love). Michael chats about his early days in sketch comedy, reads his Seuss-like election results, and how working is his social life.