Book to tell oral history of ‘The State,’ ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ and more

51ADng4U9kL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_A book due out in May will tell the oral history of the popular sketch comedy troupe that spawned the MTV show The State, the 2001 cult summer camp comedy Wet Hot American Summer and more.

The Union of the State by Corey Stulce features a foreward by Keegan-Michael Key and includes rare photos and illustrations.

Due out May 3, the book is available now for pre-order on Amazon for $9.99.

From the book’s description:

The State is perhaps the most-influential and prolific sketch-comedy troupe of the last quarter-century — and most of America has never heard of it as a whole. However, The State’s innovative members continue to make groundbreaking and celebrated films, television, online series and live shows.

“The Union of The State” is the oral history of the troupe’s creation, dissolution, reinvention and reunion over the last three decades, told by the members of the group: Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, and David Wain.


Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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