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Michael Ian Black Does Not Like It When You Compare Obama To Hitler

Remember that skit on The State where each member is supposed to tell us something about themselves, and Michael Ian Black tells us his real name is Michael Schwartz, but he changed it because he’s ashamed of being a Jew. … Read More

By / August 23, 2010

Remember that skit on The State where each member is supposed to tell us something about themselves, and Michael Ian Black tells us his real name is Michael Schwartz, but he changed it because he’s ashamed of being a Jew.

We think he was kidding about the whole shame part.

According to Gawker, when a heckler yelled “Heil Hitler” at the comedian  when he mentioned President Obama, Michael went off:

“Do you have any idea how insulting that is?  Do you know anything about history?  Do you have any idea what Hitler did? He killed six million of my people, which is six million more than Obama has killed.  You’re a fucking idiot, you’re a fucking moron.  You’re the fucking problem with this country.”

So just a word to the wise:  ask Michael about a possible State reunion all you want, but never, EVER, compare Obama to a guy who killed six million Jews in front of him.

Really bad idea.