Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black Wake Up from a 20-Year Nap for a Brand New Stella Video
In the wake of last week’s beautifully named winter storm Stella, David Wain, Michael Showalter, and Michael Ian Black surprised fans today with an extra special treat that celebrates 20 years of their sketch comedy trio-turned-Comedy Central series. In the video — which was shot in January at San Francisco Sketchfest — the guys wake up from a 20-year (or 21-year, depending on how you’re counting) nap to discover that life is not at all how it used to be back in 1997. “This is gonna sound crazy, but if you put it all together — the television design, Oprah Winfrey, the fact that I was unable to immediately find ‘Semi-Charmed Kind of Life’ on my transistor radio, and now the calendar — I think we’ve fallen asleep for 20 years, and now we’re in the year 2016.” “No, Mike. 2017 minus 20 years is 1996.” Math issues aside, Stella is officially back — and it looks like they’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Watch the full video above.