Michael and Michael Have Issues Overview:
Created by and starring Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black, both former members of sketch comedy groups The State and Stella, Michael and Michael Have Issues follows the two comedians through their lives as hosts of a fictional sketch show. Each episode will feature one main narrative, usually about the daily lives of Showalter and Black competing with one another for the spotlight and attempting to undermine one another. Sketches will be interspersed throughout the narrative, making the show a combination of sitcom and sketch comedy.
Michael and Michael Have Issues began as a show for Comedy Central called Michael Ian Black Doesn't Understand, but was eventually retooled by Showalter and Black to become Michael and Michael. The pilot was shot in 2008, and Comedy Central gave a seven-episode run the greenlight in early 2009.
Black previously starred on Viva Variety! on Comedy Central and has appeared in several episodes of network staple Reno 911! created by and featuring members of The State.