If you always wanted a book-length oral history of The State, your prayers have been answered, because today David Wain announced that a State oral history book by Corey Stulce called The Union of the State will be available on Tuesday, May 3rd and include interviews with Wain, Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, and Michael Showalter. Here’s an excerpt from the book’s description:
The book follows the members of The State from their time as classmates at New York University in the late 1980s to their quick ascent to fame via their three-season, sketch-comedy series at MTV and through their post-MTV projects. It also includes histories of the movie-turned-Netflix-series, Wet Hot American Summer; the Comedy Central hit, Reno 911!; and cult favorite comedy show/series, Stella. The Union of The State also features commentary from State collaborators and cohorts such as, Paul Rudd, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Meloni, Rob Corddry, A.D. Miles (Head Writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Doug Herzog (President of Viacom), James Dixon (agent for Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel), Mo Willems (best-selling author), cast and crew from Wet Hot American Summer, Reno 911!, and more.
The book is currently available for pre-order over at Amazon.