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THE STATE

is a sketch comedy troupe best known for our self-titled series on MTV 1992-95. The group formed in 1988 and its members have continued to work together in various configurations ever since. Projects that are the co-creations of various State members include
THE STATE ALBUM
"Comedy for Gracious Living"


Our long-lost comedy album has finally been released! 25 tracks recorded in 1996. Information and ordering here.




YOU WROTE IT, YOU WATCH IT

Early shorts we made for "You Wrote It, You Watch It" on MTV in the early 90's are now on vimeo. We'd all just graduated college and were all doing our first "professional" work. We went out an interviewed people on the street, asking them for funny stories from their lives, then we'd intercut the stories with our comedic re-enactments. We served as our own cast and crew, and were given a hi-8 video camera, 3 lights, a one-room office, and a $50 per week prop budget.





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"In just 3 short seasons, MTV's The State established itself as
one of the most influential sketch comedy series of all time, and
kick-started the careers of some of the most successful comedy actors,
writers and directors of our generation."
--Crave Online


STATE DVD REVIEWS/PRESS HERE

THE STATE COMPLETE SERIES ON DVD
AVAILABLE NOW!!
To order go to Amazon
More info on the dvd is at thestate.mtv.com










Other News:


Jan 2009: THE STATE REUNITES IN SAN FRANCISCO

All eleven members of THE STATE performed together for the first time in over ten years, at the San Francisco Sketchfest in January 2009.






March 2008: THE STATE REUNION IN L.A.

On March 15, 2008, THE STATE reunited at the UCB Theater
in Los Angeles with a live show of all new sketch comedy.
Here's a write up plus other links about the show from The Apiary


Photo by Steve Agee




LATEST PLACES TO SEE STATE MEMBERS

STELLA
Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter & David Wain
NEW DVD "Live in Boston" available now.

MICHAEL & MICHAEL HAVE ISSUES
created by and starring Michael Showalter & Michael Ian Black
On Comedy Central

WAINY DAYS
created by & starring David Wain
New episodes on My Damn Channel

17 AGAIN
featuring Thomas Lennon
now on DVD

I LOVE YOU, MAN
featuring Thomas Lennon & Joe Lo Truglio
now on DVD

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN
written by and featuring Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
Now to DVD

RENO 911!
created by and starring Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon & Kerri Kenney-Silver
also starring Joe Lo Truglio
On Comedy Central and DVD

PARTY DOWN
starring Ken Marino
on Starz


MOVIES written and/or directed by members of The State

ROLE MODELS (2008)
directed by David Wain
co-written by David Wain & Ken Marino
featuring Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, David Wain & Kerri Kenney-Silver

THE TEN (2007)
directed by David Wain
written by Ken Marino & David Wain
featuring EVERY member of The State

WEDDING DAZE (2007)
written & directed by Michael Ian Black
featuring Kevin Allison

BALLS OF FURY (2007)
directed by Robert Ben Garant
written by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
featuring Thomas Lennon & Kerri Kenney-Silver

RUN, FATBOY, RUN (2007)
written by Michael Ian Black

RENO 911!: MIAMI (2007)
directed by Robert Ben Garant
written by Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon & Kerri Kenney-Silver
featuring EVERY member of The State

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2006)
written by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

DIGGERS (2006)
written by and featuring Ken Marino

LET'S GO TO PRISON (2006)
written by Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon & Michael Patrick Jann

HERBIE FULLY LOADED (2005)
written by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

THE PACIFIER (2005)
written by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

TAXI (2004)
written by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
featuring Robert Ben Garant

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
directed by David Wain
written by Michael Showalter & David Wain
featuring Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Joe Lo Truglio & Ken Marino

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS (1999)
directed by Michael Patrick Jann


TV & WEB SERIES created by members of The State

MICHAEL & MICHAEL HAVE ISSUES (coming summer 2009)
created by and starring Michael Ian Black & Michael Showalter

RENO 911! (2003-present)
created by and starring Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon & Kerri Kenney-Silver
consulting producer Michael Patrick Jann
also starring Joe Lo Truglio

LITTLE BRITAIN USA (2008)
executive producer Michael Patrick Jann

WAINY DAYS (2007-present)
created by and starring David Wain

THE MICHAEL SHOWALTER SHOWALTER (2007-present)
created by and starring Michael Showalter

STELLA (2005)
created by and starring Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter & David Wain

VIVA VARIETY (1997-99)
created by and starring Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver & Michael Ian Black

THE STATE (1993-95)
created by and starring The State

YOU WROTE IT, YOU WATCH IT (1992)
featuring The State




OFFICIAL WEBSITES
MICHAEL IAN BLACK
TODD HOLOUBEK
JOE LO TRUGLIO
MICHAEL SHOWALTER
DAVID WAIN


And Twitters:

MICHAEL IAN BLACK
THOMAS LENNON
MICHAEL SHOWALTER
DAVID WAIN

State article in FILTER
Check out a wonderful article from FILTER magazine.
Entertainment Weekly
EW published this full page article about The State in their June 24, 2006 issue!

DETAILS
Read the full TEXT of the 1996 Details Magazine article about the rise and fall of The State.

Do your own version of a play by
Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Showalter and David Wain!
SEX, a.k.a. WEINERS AND BOOBS
is available to theater companies of any size to produce!
All info is at PLAYSCRIPTS.COM.

picture of us naked with states
Our book
STATE BY STATE WITH THE STATE
and the MTV home video
THE STATE: SKITS AND STICKERS
may be available used from from
Amazon or ebay.