Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter (of “The State” and “Stella” awesomeness) will be reuniting on Comedy Central, which has signed up for seven episodes of “Michael and Michael Have Issues.”
“Michael and Michael Have Issues” stars Black and Showalter in a new twist on narrative and sketch comedies that features the long-time comedic partners as the hosts of their own fictitious sketch show. Sketches will be interspersed throughout the narrative thread of each episode. Behind-the-scenes of the show-within-a-show, viewers will get a first hand look at issues, both big (in an attempt to broaden their appeal, the guys turn their show into a frat house spectacle) and small (the two Michaels fight over the approval of a teenage intern writing an article about them for his high school newspaper.) that the two misguided stars wrestle with as they confront their own issues of insecurity and jealousy as each attempts to undermine the other.
Whoa, that’s a whole lotta meta. Charlie Kaufman approves. Maybe one of the sketches on their show-within-a-show should be about them playing actors who have a show-within-show!!! Then they could have a sketch-within-a-sketch! And they could hold a picture of themselves holding a picture of themselves! AHHHH I just shit my pants from having my mind blown!