Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert :- Watch Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert on Youtube on Fire,Veteran of sketch, television and film, comedian Michael Ian 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.The former Mormon missionary that Michael talks to from the audience is William Shunn. He is author of the memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary, which tells the full story of his arrest and conviction for public mischief in Canada.From its title on through, Michael Ian Black’s new stand-up special, Noted Expert, sees the prolific comic, actor, and author ply his signature trade as go-to practitioner of smarmy assholery. All the way back to his days on The State, Black has carefully crafted an image of himself as a self-important show-biz phony, whose unctuous, shark-grinned, twinkle-eyed condescension carries within it a visible core of sweaty terror at how insignificant he actually is. When, in the skit that opens the special, Black strides to the camera and announces, “Hi, I’m noted expert, Michael Ian Black,” only to fail miserably at his stated task of frolicking with adorable puppies to show how lovable he is (“Get this butter off my face!”), his self-aware schtick announces itself once again. Black is the bombastic ringmaster to the spectacle of his own humiliation. That might be a tough act to sustain for an hour, but Black’s been playing variations on the same role for more than 20 years, both as an in-demand character actor and a stand-up. Poking fun at his show-business niche as sardonic sidekick, he imagines telling someone about his role on The Jim Gaffigan Show and immediately being asked, “Oh, which gay character do you play, Michael?” Noting that he’s been out of stand-up for more than a year, Black blames the hiatus on “my day job, which is getting television shows cancelled.” (“I need this,” he implores the crowd after later slipping in the sitcom’s broadcast information.) The theme of Black’s comedy is that Michael Ian Black’s persona is a tough sell, a fact no one knows better than Black himself.
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Release: 13 May 2016
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Director: Ryan Polito
Stars: Michael Ian Black, William Shunn