Coming here: Michael Ian Black, Feb. 16 at University of Arkansas

Natalie Brasington, Simon & Schuster

Comedian, actor, writer, director, author, and snack expert Michael Ian Black will perform in Fayetteville on Thursday, Feb. 16 on the University of Arkansas campus.

The free University Programs-hosted event is set for 8 p.m. in the Verizon Ballroom inside the Student Union. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and seats will be given on a first come, first served basis.

In case of a “sell”out, a live broadcast of the show will be shown in the Union Theater, just one floor down from the ballroom.

Black, who began his career with the sketch troupe The State before enjoying successful runs on MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central, has since had a hand in some of the best comedy to surface in the past decade.

From 2001’s Wet Hot American Summer, which he co-wrote with Stella pals David Wain and Michael Showalter, to the snacktastically hilarious review podcast Mike & Tom Eat Snacks, Black has racked up enough of a resume to officially be deemed a “comedy badbutt” (Google it. Actually, don’t. Actually, go for it.)

Black’s latest book, You’re Not Doing It Right – Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations, (read a chapter here) is currently on pre-order and is set to be released Feb. 28.

According to the UP event page, Black’s Fayetteville appearance will also include “prize giveaways of his comedy album and book.”

This American Life’s Ira Glass on Black’s new book

All these years, Michael Ian Black has not gotten enough credit for what a good writer he is. This book is charming and good company and–best of all–amazingly honest. And really, really funny, of course–though you probably already guessed at that part.

Michael Ian Black – I Hate Flying (Comedy Central)

Warning: Language (one tiny bad word)