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Michael Ian Black Is Indeed a Wonderful Man Comedy Central Records(R) Releases "Michael Ian Black: I Am a Wonderful Man" on Tuesday, September 25
This album is a collection of Black's best story-telling stand-up.

[via press release from Comedy Central]



NEW YORK, September 12, 2007 -- Michael Ian Black's sardonic, straight-faced humor has earned him a rabid fan base in TV, film and live performances. Now he is releasing his first comedy album via COMEDY CENTRAL Records, "Michael Ian Black: I Am A Wonderful Man." The CD drops in stores nationwide on Tuesday, September 25 and will also be available at www.shop.comedycentral.com. This album is a collection of Black's best story-telling stand-up.

A multi-talented actor, writer, comedian and director, Black will begin a national stand-up tour in October. He wrote the film �Run, Fat Boy, Run� which was directed by David Schwimmer and stars Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria, and will be released in the U.S. on October 26. As an actor, Black recently wrapped the film, "Kids in America," in which he was featured opposite Topher Grace and Anna Faris.

Black has been seen in the films "Wet Hot American Summer," "The Ten," "Reno 911!: Miami" and "The Baxter." For four years, he was a series regular on NBC's hit drama, "Ed." Black co-created, starred in and co-wrote the COMEDY CENTRAL series, "Stella," co-created, wrote and starred in the COMEDY CENTRAL series "Viva Variety" and co-created, wrote and starred in the acclaimed MTV sketch comedy show, "The State."

Some previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Grammy Award-winning, "Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance," Dane Cook's platinum-selling "Retaliation," "Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale," "Mike Birbiglia: Two Drink Mike," D.L. Hughley's "Notes From The GED Section," Todd Barry's "Falling Off The Bone," Mitch Hedberg's "Mitch All Together" and "Strategic Grill Locations," Dave Attell's "Skanks For The Memories" and Jim Breuer's "Smoke 'n' Breu."

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL�s press Web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.

  [september 2007]  

· ED (NBC)

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