More than 15 years later, I can still remember laughing until I fell off my couch at LeVon and Barry, two oversexed '70s lounge cats who romanced a giant lump of pudding on a revolutionary sketch show called "The State."

More than 15 years later, I can still remember laughing until I fell off my couch at LeVon and Barry, two oversexed '70s lounge cats who romanced a giant lump of pudding on a revolutionary sketch show called "The State."

This was my introduction to Michael Ian Black, who has since ditched the leisure suit for a multifaceted comedy career. Top among his many talents is a brand of pithy, ironically outrageous stand-up - the kind where you're laughing but also very uncomfortable.

If your sides aren't in need of recuperation after his four appearances, Carlos Mencia will take the stage for a pair of Funny Bone shows Sunday evening.