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THE STATE Reunited For @midnight

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by on January 28, 2014

Since the return of @midnight after its hiatus, Chris Hardwick himself has wasted no time in bringing a bunch of welcome surprises on the show. One such surprise is a brief reunion of renowned sketch group The State to vie for the title of the the funniest person on the Internet for the next 24 hours. Chris tweeted this picture above from the taping, which is both historic for The State getting together again and the first time that more than 3 comedians were all contestants on @midnight.

Indeed, Michael Ian Black, Michael Patrick Jann, David Wain, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, Joe Lo Truglio, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Robert Ben Garant are pictured with Hardwick on the @midnight set in what will undoubtedly be one of the more memorable episodes of the show. Yes, Kevin Allison and Todd Holoubek aren’t pictured, but getting 9 out of 11 is pretty good, especially considering that all the members of The State have made quite a solo career over the last few years, like comedian, writer, and @midnight producer Thomas Lennon.

Look for clips from the show right here at Nerdist.com later this morning!