Kempt: Michael Ian Black on Mardi Gras, Ambien Tweets and Meghan McCain

April 25th, 2012

February 28, 2012

Michael Ian Black is an important man. Most recently, he’s the new face of Expedia—if perhaps better known for Wet Hot American Summer, Stella, and The State—and as of today, he’s got a new book to his name, dubbed You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations, a comic look at the insecurities of adult life.

He’s also a prolific tweeter, particularly on the topic of House Hunters, which is how he landed an invite to HGTV’s Mardi Gras party last week. That’s where we ran into him, for a conversation about poker, Ambien and this great land of ours.

Is this your first Mardi Gras?
Yep, my first.

What do you think?
Um, I can see the appeal, I feel like I’m not quite getting it because last night we were partying in the French Quarter but I don’t feel like that’s really what it is. I think once you get out of that you have a more real New Orleans where people act less crazy, but still debauched. I think the debauchery is more refined there.

Have you had a chance to see other hoods? Uptown? The Garden District?
Oh, I had a chance, I opted not to. [laughs] I opted to stay in the W and in my bed, and go play poker at the Harrah’s casino across the street.

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