“For comedy nerds like me, it’s essential reading” – “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC
“One of the undisputed heavyweights of televised sketch comedy, right up there with greats like Mr. Show with Bob and David, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and The Kids in the Hall, is The State” – BROOKLYNVEGAN
“THE UNION OF THE STATE”, the oral biography of THE STATE, is one of the most-unique, untold tales in the history of show business. It’s the story of eleven teenagers who met in college and formed one of the most prolific and impactful comedy troupes of all-time as told by members of The State, their collaborators and colleagues. The 600-page book chronicles The State from NYU to MTV and beyond and features never-before published stories and photos from the entire group including Kevin Allison, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, David Wain, Robert Ben Garant, Michael Ian Black, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Todd Holoubek and Michael Patrick Jann.
“The Union Of The State” is available today in hardcover, softcover or digital plus book events announced in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Maplewood, MO –dates below.
Order your copy of “The Union Of The State” in hardcover, softcover or digital or find it at a bookstore near you, go to: http://www.coreystulce.com/
“The Union Of The State” 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 TV series on 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 includes commentary from State collaborators including Keegan Michael-Key, Chris Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, Mo Willems, Rob Corddry, A.D. Miles, Doug Herzog, James Dixo, Craig Wedren, the cast and crew of “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Reno 911!” and more.
“The Union of The State” will appeal not only to The State’s extensive fan base but also to comedy aficionados, showbiz biography fans and those who love an underdog success tale. Read a book excerpt via Vulture: http://bit.ly/1W4Eg5f
“The members of The State are my heroes, my peers and my friends. Individually and collectively they are responsible for an impressively large percentage of everything funny that currently exists in the world.” – “Weird Al” Yankovic
“I have to tip my cap to “The State” because when I was in graduate school, they were what I watched. They were the thing.” - Keegan Michael-Key
“It takes some pretty spectacular people to form a comedy group in college, eleven people strong, and still want to work together and still [remain] friends. It tells you something about their grace. I’m sure they have their own inner challenges, like anybody, but they legitimately enjoy each other’s company. They legitimately make each other laugh, and every single one of them are just awesome people.” – Paul Rudd
UPCOMING BOOK EVENTS:
May 7 – LA, CA: A Evening With The States at UCB Sunset, 7pm – SOLD OUT
May 20 – Brooklyn NY: RISK! The State Book Release Show at The Bell House, 9pm, with Kerri Kenney-Silver, Kevin Allison, Janeane Garofalo and more. Tickets and more info at http://bit.ly/risktixhttp://bit.ly/risktix
June 25 – Maplewood, MO @ Planet Score Records: Book signing with author Corey Stulce and Kevin Allison (The State, Risk!), 4pm. More info: http://bit.ly/planetscore