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Comedian Michael Ian Black to perform at UND

Actor and comedian Michael Ian Black, who played bowling alley manager Phil Stubbs in the NBC sitcom "Ed," will perform at UND Oct. 4, a student group said.

Michael Ian Black

Actor and comedian Michael Ian Black, who played bowling alley manager Phil Stubbs in the NBC sitcom "Ed," will perform at UND Oct. 4, a student group said.

He'll be joined by comedian Nate Bargatze, known for appearances on Conan O'Brien's and Jimmy Fallon's shows.

Doors open at 8 p.m. at the Memorial Union Ballroom on campus.

The event, paid for by the University Program Council, is aimed at students, but is also free and open to the general public.

Black, who grew up in Hillsborough, N.J., began his career with the comedy troupe The State. He helped create "Viva Variety," a fake European variety show on Comedy Central. Since then he has appeared on a variety of TV shows, such as Reno 911 and VH-1's "I Love the (insert decade here)," and movies, such as "This is 40" and "Wet Hot American Summer." He also has writing and directing credit.

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Black was the voice of the Pets.com sock puppet.

Bargatze, a native of Old Hickory, Tenn., grew up watching his dad, a magician, and decided to follow his footsteps into show business. He's performed on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival.

Nate Bargatze

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