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'Michael And Michael' Put Issues On The Table

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'Michael And Michael' Put Issues On The Table

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'Michael And Michael' Put Issues On The Table

'Michael And Michael' Put Issues On The Table

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Actors Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black created — and star in — the Comedy Central series Michael and Michael Have Issues. Evan Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Actors Justin Theroux, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black and David Wain at the IFC Theater in New York City in 2005.

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Comics Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter are the creators and stars of Michael and Michael Have Issues. The new Comedy Central series focuses on two neurotic sketch-comedy writers and co-hosts who can't stand each other.

Black and Showalter report that the show is only a "mild distortion" of their actual working relationship. The two comics also appeared together in the Comedy Central series Stella and on MTV's cult sketch comedy series The State.