This summer, comedian Michael Ian Black will be bringing his talents to the Pacific Northwest. On June 8, Black, who is a founding member of the legendary comedy troupe Stella, will perform a set in Seattle, Washington’s The Showbox. The star of “Hot Wet American Summer: The First Day of Camp” established himself as an absurdist observational comic, but in recent years has taken to focusing on political humor.
Black got his start in Hollywood as a writer and performer on the short-lived MTV comedy show “You Wrote It, You Watch It.” He continued working on the network as part of the cult favorite sketch comedy series “The State.” He later rose to prominence as one of the best commentators on VH1’s beloved “I Love the…” retrospective series in the early 2000s. Next, he appeared in a supporting role on the NBC dramedy “Ed.” In recent years, Black has worked on the brilliant “Bachelor” parody “Burning Love,” the fantastic Netflix comedy “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” and the Comedy Central spoof “Another Period.” His most recent stand-up special is the profoundly funny “Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert” from 2016.
Tickets for the June 8 show featuring Michael Ian Black at The Showbox are available here.