Michael Ian Black
Set at the turn of the century, “Another Period” follows the misadventures of the Bellacourts, Newport, RI’s first family, who have absolutely nothing to offer to the world, but who have so much money it doesn’t matter. The series focuses on sisters “Lillian” and “Beatrice”, who care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous, which is a lot harder in 1902.
Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin should be well on his way to a successful career at a Fortune 500 company, but instead he rebels against maturity by taking a job at a video store. Matt rethinks his position when his unrequited high-school crush, Tori, walks in and invites him to an end-of-summer party. With the help of his twin sister and his best friend, Matt hatches a plan to change the course of his life.
Veteran of sketch, television, and film, comedian Michael Ian Black has mastered a delivery that’s equal parts dapper and deadpan, whether he’s discussing the pro-choice debate or the Tilt-A-Whirl. Taped at John Jay College in New York City, Black’s first comedy special for EPIX includes his wry take on the human experience, from parenting and gender roles, to guilty pleasures of all shapes and sizes.
An embarrassing video of Anthony surfaces online right before his fifth high school reunion. The Smosh dudes then race to pull down the clip before it blows Anthony’s chances of reconnecting with his teen crush Anna.
Michael Ian Black may be joking, but he is indeed getting very famous. A stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Michael is known for his character Phil on the hit TV show ED, as a member of the cult comedy legends Stella, on VH1’s clip series, and in numerous other projects (including the legendary comedy troupe The State and his new breakout podcast “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks”)