The State

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Original run: 17 Dec 1993 – 1 Jul 1995

Country of origin: US

Genre: Comedy, Sketch/Improv

Network: MTV US

Watched by: 26 of 675 689 0%

Total running time: 9 hours 54 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.3 of 10 2 429

MyShows rating: 3.88 of 5 8


The State was a half-hour sketch-comedy television show, originally broadcast on MTV between December 17, 1993 and July 1, 1995. The show combined bizarre characters and scenarios to present sketches that won the favor of its target teenaged audience. The cast consisted of 11 twenty-something comedians (Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter and David Wain) who created, acted, wrote, directed, and edited the show.

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