Comedian Michael Ian Black to perform in Hartford

Michael Ian Black has been quietly living in Redding with his wife and two kids for about a decade now.

And, every so often, the author, comedian and “The State” c0-founder will make himself known to fellow Connecticut residents — usually, with an in-state performance.

Black is back with an appearance at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which cost $30 and $35, can be purchased online or by calling 860-280-3130.

Black has been busy this year, releasing three books: “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom,” a collaborative tour diary written with Meghan McCain, conservative MSNBC contributor and the daughter of Arizona Sen. John McCain, about the duo’s trip across America; “You’re Not Doing it Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations,” Black’s reflections on life as a suburban husband and father; and “I’m Bored,” a children’s book.

Black is known for co-founding the State, an influential sketch comedy troupe and TV show of the same name, when he was a college student. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including “Ed,” “Viva Variety,” “Stella” and “Michael & Michael Have Issues.” He is also a poker player, appearing on Celebrity Poker Showdown several times.

Scott Gargan