Back in 2005, comedian Dave Chappelle shocked everybody by fleeing to South Africa in the middle of a lucrative deal with Comedy Central while the third season of his sketch series Chappelle’s Show was still in production. But did you know that Saturday Night Live writer and comedian John Mulaney was the one who had to break the news to Comedy Central executives that Chappelle was gone? Learn more in a video explaining how John Mulaney got started in comedy below. Read More »
John Mulaney made a kid’s musical special. That sentence alone should probably be enough to sell you on John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch, the upcoming Netflix original Mulaney cooked-up just in time for Christmas. One of the funniest people in comedy right now, Mulaney brings his own unique brand of comedy to the scenario, and crafts something that is both utterly silly and surprisingly serious.
Well…serious probably isn’t the right word. No special that features special guest star Richard Kind hosting a segment called Girl Talk With Richard Kind can be thought of as that serious. Yet beneath all the absurdity and manic humor, Mulaney peppers in occasional bursts of existential insight, where the biggest recurring topics are personal fears and the inescapable specter of death. Trust me, it’s very funny.
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Funnyman John Mulaney has a new Netflix offering, but it’s not another stand-up special. Instead, Mulaney has assembled a group of talented kids (and special guest stars) for John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch, a delightfully weird, laugh-out-loud funny special that aims to recreate the vibe of children’s TV shows of old – with a modern, surreal twist. Watch the John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch trailer below.
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Just in time for the holidays, John Mulaney has made a “children’s special” – John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch. As you might imagine, it’s not your normal TV kid’s show. But it is funny as hell, and full of toe-tapping dancing numbers. In a teaser below, Mulaney auditions both adults and kids for his special, and hilarity ensues (along with All That Jazz references).
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If getting stand-up specials, new seasons of Big Mouth, the Oh, Hello! Broadway special, and episodes of Documentary Now! wasn’t enough John Mulaney for you on Netflix, we have good news.
Netflix has announced the launch of John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch, a comedy special that “aims to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets.” And if that doesn’t sound like the most perfect thing for John Mulaney to do then you can just go back to Sesame Street or whatever. Get a first look at the series and learn about the celebrity guests stopping by below. Read More »
John Mulaney will wax poetic as Henry David Thoreau in Dickinson, the new Apple TV+ series that asks: “What if Emily Dickinson was a wild party animal who got rowdy with all her hot friends?” Specific details about Mulaney’s part are non-existent at this point, but Thoreau, the author of Walden (among other things) was Dickinson’s 5th cousin once removed (I looked that up), so there’s that to consider.
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Big Mouth is coming back for a third season next month, and the first trailer for the all-new episodes has just arrived. When you see the hormone-fueled nastiness that’s in store for this season, you’ll be glad that the show has already been renewed for three more seasons after this. Nick (Nick Kroll), Andrew (John Mulaney), Jessi (Jessi Klein), Missy (Jenny Slate) and Jay (Jason Mantzoukas) are changing even more as they grow up, and that means new feelings, new hormone monsters, and much more.
Watch the Big Mouth season 3 trailer below. Read More »
If you love the plethora of comedy material available on Netflix, and you love the fashion advice of Queer Eye co-host Tan France, then you’re going to live Netflix’s latest web series.
Dressing Funny features Tan France doing what he does best with some of the funniest people with projects on Netflix. John Muleny, Ali Wong, Nick Kroll, Pete Davidson, Tina Fey, and more all partake in some fashion fun with the Queer Eye guru, and you might be surprised how sexy things get. Watch the Dressing Funny trailer for more. Read More »
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There’s been no recent major movie release as inventive and bold as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, so it’s no wonder that its Blu-ray and home video release is jam-packed with special features. On the heels of teasing a bunch of concept art and video clips to advertise the release of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Blu-ray, Sony has dropped even more behind-the-scenes clips, this time focusing on one breakout character: Spider-Ham.
The fan-favorite character, voiced by John Mulaney, is the star of the latest Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse featurette and the focus of the new concept art accompanying it. Learn more about how Spider-Ham was conceptualized and brought to life below.
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Back when Bill Hader was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, the character he became best known for playing was undoubtedly Stefon. The nightlife expert frequently appeared on Weekend Update to offer advice on New York’s hottest locations for various holidays and activities (even though he initially appeared in a completely different sketch when he was first created).
When Hader left the series in 2013, he was sent off with a wedding to his boy-toy Seth Meyers. Stefon has returned a couple times since then just for fun, but according to former SNL writer and Stefon co-creator and John Mulaney (who just hosted SNL again recently), there was once the nugget of an idea to give Stefon more screen time with his own movie. Find out about the Saturday Night Live Stefon movie below. Read More »