Michael Ian Black has fans of all kinds. There are the die-hard obsessive admirers of his early work with sketch comedy juggernaut The State, and casual fans of his Vh-1's I Love the [decade] commentaries. He is recognized as a lover of Sierra Mist, a celebrity poker enthusiast, and will soon be thrilling CW audiences as a gay demon in the series Reaper.
Now, fans of traditional stand-up comedy are sure to be delighted when Black performs with fellow State alum Michael Showalter at the House of Blues. The pair is supporting two new comedy CDs: Black's I am a Wonderful Man and Showalter's Sandwiches and Cats. Black tells a Washington blog, "It seemed like a scary thing to do. And I'm attracted to scary things, like lions. Or going into outer space would be scary. But stand-up was more available to me, so I decided to try it." Get ready for a new breed of Michael Ian Black fan. Michael Ian Black performs with Michael Showalter 8p.m. Thursday at the House of Blues, 2200 N Lamar St. Tickets are available for $20. Call 214-978-BLUE or visit hob.com.
Thu., Jan. 17, 8 p.m., 2008
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Dallas, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.