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The State cast reveals all on this week’s Risk! podcast

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For a very specific generation of comedy fans, the members of comedy troupe The State are kind of like The Beatles. They shaped tastes, encouraged weirdness, made the catchphrase “I wanna dip my balls in it” into a national sensation, and there are legions of teenage girls constantly screaming for a chance to touch heartthrob Michael Showalter. Now, the whole gang has reunited for the 300th episode of State member Kevin Allison’s Risk! podcast to tell never-before-heard stories and give their fans a little glimpse into the wild adventures they had as young people with a show on MTV.

The episode features all 11 members of The State (David Wain, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Showalter, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Todd Holoubeck, Michael Patrick Jann, Robert Ben Garant, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, and Allison himself), plus a guest appearance from Janeane Garofalo. According to a press release, their stories include Lo Truglio trying mushrooms for the first time, Michael Ian Black puking all over himself, David Wain throwing a dinner party with stolen food, and Kenney-Silver talking about the first time they all heard “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and how they “slam danced like never before or since.”


The podcast is available now from your favorite podcast thing or the official Risk! website. Plus, if you’d like to see a Risk! show in real-life, Allison is taking it on the road for the next few months.

Risk! Live Tour

8/24—The Bell House—Brooklyn, NY

9/17—The Post Theater—Salt Lake City, UT

9/17—The Bootleg Theater—Los Angles, CA

9/22—Belcourt Theater—Nashville, TN

9/28—The Bell House—Brooklyn, NY

9/30—The Braodberry—Richmond, VA

10/26—The Bell House—Brooklyn, NY

11/11—Café Istanbul—New Orleans, LA

11/12—Creative Alliance—Baltimore, MD

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