About the Hosts
Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who’s starred in numerous films and TV series, written and/or directed two films, is a prolific author and commentator, and regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of jokes and observations. He most recently starred in TVLand’s The Jim Gaffigan Show and Comedy Central’s Another Period. He also reprised one of his iconic film roles in Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and previously in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. His third standup comedy special, Noted Expert, was released on Epix.
Black wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze, starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher. He also co-wrote the comedy “Run, Fatboy, Run,” directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton.
Golden Globe nominated actor / director Tom Cavanagh can be seen acting in and directing Warner Bros. “The Flash” on the CW. He additionally just directed the first season finale of CW’s “Superman & Lois.” He is currently in development on multiple upcoming projects including a project with the NHL and a Broadway musical.
In addition to “The Flash,” Cavanagh has extensive television, film and theatre credits. He starred on and directed NBC’s “Ed” (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance). He was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Showtime’s critically acclaimed ”Bang Bang You’re Dead.” Additional television credits include NBC’s “Scrubs,” CBS’ “Love Monkey,” ABC’s “Eli Stone” and TNT’s “Trust Me” opposite Eric McCormack. Film credits include the thriller 400 Days, the upcoming indie Offer & Compromise, Yogi Bear with TJ Miller and Justin Timberlake, Two Weeks opposite Sally Field and the controversial Breakfast With Scot that was dubbed the ‘gay hockey movie.’ Theatre credits include Broadway turns in Shenandoah and more recently the Tony award winning Urinetown.
Directing is a major focus for Cavanagh and his additional credits include various theatre productions, the NY-based “Money Game,” and the feature film Faith. His short film “Tom and Grant” which he wrote, directed and starred in opposite his “Flash” co-star Grant Gustin won many awards including “Best Comedy Short” at the Manhattan Film Festival.
In his spare time, Cavanagh works closely with Nothing But Nets – a grassroots campaign of the United Nations Foundation to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria in Africa. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Tom actually lived in Ghana himself as a child and contracted the disease.
Tom’s podcast “MATES” aka Mike and Tom Eat Snacks” that he hosts alongside good friend Michael Ian Black is a beloved project that has brought love and calories.