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Michael and Michael invite you to twarty

If you're a fan of Michael and Michael Have Issues, you may want to have your Twittering device handy watching tonight's episode. Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter will both be doing a "pre-Tweet Town Hall" at 9:30 PM ET, and then continuing through the show, which airs at 10:30 PM ET, looking for questions from the audience and commentary on the show. Officially, they're calling it their Town Hall Twitter Twarty, or "twarty," short for "Twitter Party." The plan is for the audience input to be featured along with commentary from the Michaels themselves and from writers Jessi Klein and Kumail Nanjiani, The Real Jim Biederman, and writer's assistant Stephie Grob, on the show's blog, www.michaelandmichaelhaveissues.com. The Michaels will post their favorite stuff on ComedyCentral.com during the week. Tweets can be sent to @mshowalter or @michaelianblack....

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A possible preview of Michael and Michael Have Issues

If you're a fan of Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black and you've been looking for information on their new Comedy Central show, Michael and Michael Have Issues, you've probably been a bit confused lately. Any press the pair have done for the show has been fairly vague. And then you have the site dedicated to the show, www.michaelandmichaelhaveissues.com, which offers plenty of blog entries, including one from earlier this month titled "Photos of the Promos Shoot" that feature dancers holding up Michael and Michael heads on a stick (see photo). Maybe this clip will help give a better clue. Poorly veiled tension has always been a part of the act with Stella (which also includes David Wain). But here we get to see Michael and Michael actually attack each other in a studio when Showalter takes issue with Black's impression of a butterfly fart. This is supposed to be from the series pilot, which premieres in July, but who knows? Maybe it's here to distract you from what they're really working on. (Oooohh! Co...

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Hoping for a healthy dose of sketch comedy from Michael and Michael Have Issues

When Michael and Michael Have Issues premieres tonight at 10:30 PM on Comedy Central, it'll be a return to sketch comedy of sorts for Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter. The pair started out with The State on MTV, as this week's boxed set release reminded us. Their most recent TV project, Stella, the show, with former State member David Wain, wasn't really sketch as much as it was an exercise in absurdist slapstick. Comedy Central has been showing episodes from the single season the show lasted in the run up to Michael and Michael Have Issues, and it has been a pleasant reminder of Stella's brief experiment with a half-hour TV comedy. It's hard to imagine keeping that premise going - Wain, Black, and Showalter free associating with different guest stars season after season. But it's been fun to watch it again....

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Comedy Central Yanks 'Michael and Michael Have Issues'

'Michael and Michael Have Issues,' the behind the scenes sketch comedy fest from 'State' alumni Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter was one of the funniest "no surprise" shows in Comedy Central's line-up in a long time. So it should probably serve as "no surprise" that Comedy Central has put the kibosh on it. Showalter sent out the awful truth in Twitter form yesterday. Black also followed up Showalter's sad announcement with his own Tweet that contains a certain word that starts with "F" and ends with "K" and it isn't "fullback." I was a fan and I looked forward to the second season, but now I'll just have to settle with the inevitable buck squeezing DVD release. You guys had me at "bunny stomping."...

Talk Talk: Bob Newhart, Michael Ian Black, Jessica Simpson, Xzibit

Charlie Rose: ABC News Director Mark Helperin, John Harris of The Washington Post, and former Senator John Danforth The Daily Show: David Rakoff The Colbert Report: Amy Goodman The Late Show With David Letterman: Frank Caliendo and Xzibit Jay Leno: Bob Newhart, Kristin Chenoweth, and Camp Freddy Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jessica Simpson, Carlos Mencia, and The Killers Tavis Smiley: Susan Page of USA Today and author John Wood Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Jamie Pressly, Jerome Bettis, and Jerry Lee Lewis The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Brooke Shields, Michael Ian Black, and Billy Bragg Last Call With Carson Daly: Dax Shepard and Jose Gonzalez ...

Stella coming to DVD in September

It's official (after many fits and starts and rumors): the first season of Comedy Central's comedy show Stella is coming to DVD on September 12. The show starred Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain. I thought it was sort of a modern Three Stooges. Now, the DVD set says first season, but was there a second season of the show, or is this a complete series set?...

Talk Talk: Who's on the late night shows tonight

Charlie Rose: Steve WynnThe Late Show With David Letterman: Stephen Colbert, Heloise, and Black-Eyed PeasJay Leno: Katie Hudson, Faith Hill, and The Haydens (repeat)Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sarah Silverman, Michael Ian Black, David Wain, Michael Showalter, and BJ SnowdenLate Night With Conan O'Brien: Rudolph Guiliani, Colin Quinn, and Bloc Party (repeat)The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Jane Kaczmarek, Greg Proops, and John Carroll Lynch (repeat - starts late because of US Open highlights)Last Call With Carson Daly: Jessica Alba, Mitch Fatel, Alicia Witt, and The Allman Brothers Band (repeat)...

The State to be released on DVD

Thomas Lennon and Ben Garrant from Reno 911! attended Comic-Con to promote their upcoming film, Balls of Fury (Christopher Walken and ping-pong? Hell yeah). There, they announced that The State, the MTV sketch program that showcased the talents of Lennon, Garrant, and folks like Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, will be arriving on iTunes or DVD sometime this year. The only issue that kept the program from hitting DVD in the first place was, of course, the music clearances. MTV has put up money to re-score it. Sigh. I have a feeling fans are going to be complaining....

Reaper: Cancun (season finale)

(S01E18) "Surprisingly perceptive for a bunch of clowns with pitchforks." - The Devil I think my favorite part of the opening scene was the look on Tony's face when he saw Sam avoid the washing machine. It was the disappointed look most people get when a politician they voted for gets caught taking payoffs. The look that says, "I pretty much knew it but I never had the proof." When Ken Marino and Michael Ian Black were added to the cast I had mixed feelings. While I really enjoy Marino, I was never a big fan of Black. Luckily for me, that problem was solved by the devil himself. Not only is Marino hilarious in his role, his character has allowed Reaper to explore elements of the show that would have seemed forced otherwise. ...

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NBC tapes HIGNFY pilot with Sedar, Giraldo, Black

It seems that Santa Claus got my letter after all: American networks are starting to notice the awesome comedic power of British panel shows. Unfortunately, he didn't it read it very closely: that network is NBC. Hope you like Ex-Lax in your cookies, Santa. NBC just taped a pilot episode of a remake of the BBC's most famous and classic panel quiz show, Have I Got News For You. It's being hosted by comedian and Air America host Sam Sedar and features Greg Giraldo and Michael Ian Black as the regular team panelists. Buzzerblog doesn't seem to have much confidence in the show being good, but Giraldo and Black and the fact that a network is willing to take a chance on real satire and comedy panel humor makes me want to give it a chance....

Comedy Central gets real

Comedy Central is presenting it's first unscripted series this summer called Reality Bites Back. Ten comedians will compete by making parodies of the most infamous reality shows. Whoever makes it to the end will win $50,000 in cash and the title "Lord of All Reality." And guess who's hosting? Michael. Ian. Black. The former State cast member will get to explain the absurd challenges and kick someone off the show each week. Comedian contestants include Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer, and Theo Von. The series will satirize shows like American Idol, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, American Gladiators, Dancing with the Stars, and So You Think You Can Dance....

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Out of the Blogosphere

What's happening on other blogs via the interweb. Ed McMahon tells Larry King about his financial problems. CBS' Early Show gets a new look next week. Here's a sneak peek. Nikki Finke has new info on the SAG vs. AFTRA mess. Michael Ian Black isn't happy about Doritos. Mary McCormack's In Plain Sight character will make an appearance on Law and Order: CI. This Late Night with Conan O'Brien researcher isn't happy with NBC's A-List Award ads. Sharon Osbourne quits The X Factor. ...

Out of the Blogosphere

What's happening on other blogs via the interweb. The first chapter of the Burn Notice novel The Fix, by Tod Goldberg, is up at the publisher's site. Michael Ian Black has a new book coming out, and a really funny blog. Nancy Grace makes an appearance in Hancock?! Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra plays the full-length version of the Late Show theme. Rush Limbaugh vs. Bill O'Reilly. TV Guide has a short Q&A with former CNN newsman Aaron Brown. What is (or was) The Oaks? ...

Talk Talk: Who's on the late night shows tonight

Charlie Rose: Lance ArmstrongThe Daily Show: Fareed Zakaria (repeat)The Late Show With David Letterman: Lance Armstrong, Michael Ian Black, and Son VoltJay Leno: Al Gore, Incubus, and GiseleJimmy Kimmel Live: Wilmer Valderrama, Julius Sharpe, and Lauren SanchezLate Night With Conan O'Brien: Matt Dillon, Al Roker, and Fall Out Boy (repeat)The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Cloris Leachman, Mark Zupan, and Carlos MenciaLast Call With Carson Daly: Gary Sinese, Scott Weiland, and Rick Fox (repeat)...

So, what have celebs been reading this summer?

The New York Observer asked several writers, designers, politicians and other people in the public eye to list what they're reading this summer. Along with a variety of non-TV people (Tom Wolfe, Frank Gehry, Francine Prose, Ann Patchett, Erica Jong, former president Bill Clinton), they also asked Stella's Michael Ian Black, Amy Sedaris, and The Daily Show's Rob Corddry. ...

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