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Michael Patrick Jann in The State

The State

1993 NR

Smartly blending slapstick and sarcasm, this MTV sketch comedy show features hysterical skits populated by off-the-wall characters like catchphrase-dropping Louie, angry teenager Doug and former Hollywood agent James Dixon. "State" cast members such as Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, David Wain, Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney have collaborated on subsequent projects, including "Stella," "Reno 911!" and "Wet Hot American Summer."