Babies can’t do much for themselves — a fact Michael Ian Black points out in an exclusive clip from his upcoming Epix comedy special, Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert. “Take a fresh baby, put it on the floor, walk away,” he says. “What’s going to happen to that baby? That baby gonna die.”
He has a reason for picking on babies, though: Black, who recently appeared in series like The Jim Gaffigan Show and Another Period, begins the joke by explaining how the legal cutoff for getting abortions is called viability, “which is defined as the ability of the fetus to live outside the womb without intervention.”
“That is a terrible way to determine when abortion should be legal because I know 25-year-olds who cannot live outside the womb without intervention,” he goes on. “If you think about it, no baby can live outside the womb without intervention.”
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Noted Expert premieres May 13 at 10 p.m. ET on Epix, EW can exclusively reveal. The special will air during the network’s Free Preview Weekend, which runs from May 12 to 15.
“I’m thrilled to present my special the way God intended — free of charge during the Epix Free Preview, and with all the curse words,” Black says in a statement. Adds Mark S. Greenberg, president & CEO of Epix, “I’ve followed Michael’s career for a long time and he is a great comic. His smart, emotional, observational humor appeals to people of all ages and I am excited to bring his comedy to EPIX.”
Noted Expert marks Black’s third stand-up special, joining Very Famous (2007) and I Am a Wonderful Man (2011).