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THE STATE Reunited For @midnight

Since the return of @midnight after its hiatus, Chris Hardwick himself has wasted no time in bringing a bunch of welcome surprises on the show. One such surprise is a brief reunion of renowned sketch group The State to vie for the title of the the funniest person on the Internet for the next 24 hours. Chris tweeted this picture above from the taping, which is both historic for The State getting together again and the first time that more than 3 comedians were all contestants on @midnight.

Indeed, Michael Ian Black, Michael Patrick Jann, David Wain, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, Joe Lo Truglio, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Robert Ben Garant are pictured with Hardwick on the @midnight set in what will undoubtedly be one of the more memorable episodes of the show. Yes, Kevin Allison and Todd Holoubek aren’t pictured, but getting 9 out of 11 is pretty good, especially considering that all the members of The State have made quite a solo career over the last few years, like comedian, writer, and @midnight producer Thomas Lennon.

Look for clips from the show right here at later this morning!

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  1. Scott says:

    That is a thing of beauty indeed. When Hardwick does something, he does it right. Now we just need Wet Hot American Summer 2 and I think we’ll be in good shape.

  2. Coach says:

    If you had half the heart of bologna-feet, you’d be all-conference by now!!

  3. Bullhead says:

    I miss them so. It would have been great to have Kevin since he contributed so many funny characters to the mix.

  4. Seth Olenick says:

    If you’re interested in seeing a full reunion photo of The State, it exists in my book, Funny Business, and there is a large print of it too. Both can be found here:

  5. MsAngelStarr says:


  6. Chris says:

    I was hoping to see that bit Matt was talking about doing with Ben and Tom

  7. Ryan says:

    Call me old-fashioned, but I believe in one God: his name is Chris Hardwick and he lives in the lake.

  8. Three Toes of Fury says:

    Best. Picture. Ever.
    Peace & Im-a Da Pope-a


  9. Buster Frank says:

    I can’t read!!!!

  10. plenipote says:

    Did they bring their $240 worth of pudding? I want to put my balls in it! 🙂

  11. Kris says:

    Mike Jann’s beard is a thing of a beauty.

  12. Louie says:

    I can’t wait to dip my balls in it!

  13. Nicole says:

    This makes my insides happy.