Cracked is back, so we decided to grill its editor-at-large, Michael Ian Black, about the failure of Stella, the cult fandom of The State, the now-ironic Sierra Mist airport screening commercial and how cable has helped comedy edge closer to rock-n-roll:
mediabistro: What happened with Stella? Did Comedy Central give it enough time?
Black: I think Comedy Central gave it a fair shot. The fact is we were just too weird for a mainstream audience to embrace. I’m incredibly proud of the work we did on Stella. I think the show is terrific. Unfortunately, America did not agree with me. Yet another reason why I hate America.