And thank the good lord that they do, because who would entertain us if they didn't? Despite the lackluster performance of Michael Ian Black's current Comedy Central show, the network is moving forward on a pilot called Michael and Michael Have Issues, a sketch comedy show starring Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter. THR also reports that character actor Josh Pais, (who I don't know much about, other than that he was in my favorite Damages Season 1 episode, and considering Damages is about the furthest thing from comedy as you can get, he must be awfully versatile) has been cast as a regular as well. It may not be a State DVD (why, MTV?! Why?!), but between this, Wainy Days, Joe Lo Truglio's fabulous cameo in Pineapple Express and Dame Delilah's Fantasy Ranch, there's plenty of State love going around to keep me sane until MTV releases their cruel, claw-like grip on those DVDs. I hope.
Big week for State fans! The show's complete series finally came out on DVD on Tuesday (mine's stuck in Delaware, because Amazon hates me, apparently), and Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black celebrated never having to deal with whiny "When is The State DVD happening?!" questions ever again by premiering their new show, Michael and Michael Have Issues, on Comedy Central last night. And it was really funny! Let's talk about it.
Comedian Michael Ian Black has three reasons to celebrate. One, The State has finally come out on DVD, so we can all watch his classic pants-buying and Captain Monterey Jack sketches. Two, Michael and Michael Have Issues, his new Comedy Central show with fellow State alum Michael Showalter, is hysterically funny. Three, he gets all the Klondike bars he wants as the new Klondike company spokesman. We know which of those three we'd be most excited about, but it's hard to get past the trademark Black deadpan to figure out which has him the most jazzed. You be the judge!
Only a few more weeks before the bulk of last season's TV shows are out on DVD! Only a few more years before every TV show that was ever made is out, as well! So where's The Wizard? Don't make me write letters!
It's Thursday! Otherwise known as the new Friday, which is now the new Sunday, which, in turn has become the new Saturday. I know, it's confusing. What it boils down to is, you're getting drunk tonight. So before you kill your brain cells with that delicious Zima cocktail, edify yourself with a few of these juicy news bits.