John Mulaney Writing for Late Night with Seth Meyers

It’s always nice when an up-and-coming comedian with promising talent gets an opportunity to really break into the industry. And that’s exactly what’s happening with young buck John Mulaney. The stand-up comedian is going straight from his first communion to the writing staff of Late Night with Seth Meyers, giving him a lot less time to see if Addams Family Values is available at Blockbuster Video.  Read More »

Netflix Comedians Check in with Neal Brennan

Plenty of industries are hurting because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes entertainment. But while movies and TV shows are starting to get back into production, live stand-up comedy shows are still mostly non-existent because gathering a bunch of people in a single room to open their mouths and guffaw incessantly isn’t the smartest movie when there’s a contagious virus kicking around. But Netflix recently put together a little video to hold us over with some of their biggest comedy stars.

Netflix asked comedian Neal Brennan to check in with some of his fellow comics like Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Tig Notaro, John Mulaney, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Tiffany Haddish, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Steve Martin, and many more. Brennan wanted to provide some levity not just for the comedians stuck at home without an audience, but also for their fans who miss seeing the on stage, so he asks them all about their favorite jokes, comics, previous jobs, and more. Read More »

John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch Trailer

John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch brought together the brilliant comedy of the titular Saturday Night Live writer and the format of a classic kids show from the 1980s for an outstanding comedy special on Netflix last year. Now the comedian and his ragtag group of eager kids will be returning for two more comedy specials, but this time it’s Comedy Central who will be producing them, starting with a holiday-themed edition that will arrive later this year. Read More »

Vintage Ghostbusters Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a vintage 1984 featurette on the making of Ghostbusters, revealing funny behind the scenes footage, a look at the creating of sets and props, and more. Plus, Adam Savage shows off the frog props he has from the pivotal scene in Magnolia where they rain down from the sky, and some new stories from behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live are told by John Mulaney, Eddie Murphy, and more. Read More »

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Release Date

Last fall, Sony Pictures finally dated the anticipated animated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The movie was slated to arrive in April 2022, but now, thanks to the complications caused by the production shutdown due to coronavirus and the constant shuffling of release dates for movies this year, the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is being pushed back six months to a fall release date in 2022. Read More »

John Mulaney Stand-Up Specials

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Specials: New in Town, The Comeback Kid, and Kid Gorgeous (in that order)

Where You Can Stream Them: Netflix

The Pitch: John Mulaney is a former writer at Saturday Night Live, co-creator of Bill Hader’s beloved recurring character Stefon, consulting producer and co-star of Big Mouth, and executive producer, writer, and occasional star of Documentary Now! on IFC. Those are all great works of comedy, but when John Mulaney is at his absolute best, it’s on stage by himself with a microphone in his hand doing some of the best stand-up comedy you’ve ever heard.

Why They’re Essential Viewing: John Mulaney’s view on life is one that is full of quirks in the best way possible, but not in such a way that he feels like a walking Portland coffee shop or some kind of alternative comedian really trying to mess with the formula of stand-up comedy. Like the best stand-up comedians from over the years, it’s his unique perspective on life and relationships, observations on pop culture and society at large, and reflections on his childhood that make him stand out.

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John Mulaney's SNL Stories

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, John Mulaney reminisces about the time he spent at Saturday Night Live as a writer who made occasional appearances at the Weekend Update desk. Plus, hear what scenes from Stranger Things sound like in different languages from around the world, and imagine what it’s like to be on a Disney Cruise by watching some of their Beauty and the Beast live show. Read More »

Big Mouth Live Table Read Online

It’s Friday night, and under normal circumstances that would mean it’s time to head out for a night on the town, get some delicious grub, catch a flick, and toss some drinks back at the pub. But since we’re all stuck at home trying to squash the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the United States, it’s another night for us to desperately figure out something to do. Thankfully, if you’re a Big Mouth fan, Netflix has a special live table read event with the animated show’s cast that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Get the details below. Read More »

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 16-Bit Ending

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a 16-bit video game style recreation of the final showdown in between the Final Order and the Resistance, as well as Rey and Emperor Palpatine, in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, listen as director Leigh Whannell breaks down an intense scene from the remake of The Invisible Man, and watch a sketch cut from last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live with John Mulaney starring in a parody of the new Netflix dating series Love Is Blind. Read More »

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John Mulaney Hosted Saturday Night Live

This weekend, John Mulaney became the first person to host a Leap Day episode of Saturday Night Live. But that wasn’t the only noteworthy moment to come out of this outstanding episode of the late night sketch series. This is the third year in a row that Mulaney has hosted SNL, and I hope this becomes a tradition that Lorne Michaels continues to honor. Speaking of traditions, this episode features yet another musical sketch inspired by New York, this time by airport sushi, and it’s just one of plenty of hilarious highlights.

Let’s run through the best and worst sketches from the John Mulaney hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »