John Mulaney About
John Mulaney is a comedian, actor, writer, and producer from Chicago, Illinois. Mulaney’s comedy cleverly blends storytelling with observations about the real world, both of which he delivers with extensive metaphors and pop-cultural references.
Mulaney’s career in comedy truly took off when he was hired as a staff writer for the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he remained for five seasons from 2008 to 2012. In 2009, he released his first full-length comedy special: The Top Part. In 2012, he followed up with New In Town, to great success.
After this, he began to focus on the development of a sit-com. In 2014, FOX premiered Mulaney, which was panned by critics and audiences alike. The show was canceled after eleven episodes. In late 2015, Mulaney rebounded with the release of his first Netflix special: the appropriately titled The Comeback Kid. Like New In Town, this special received a warm reception.
Mulaney then shifted gears again, collaborating with long-time friend and comedian Nick Kroll to develop a stage -show surrounding two characters the duo had been performing for almost a decade: the senile New Yorkers George St. Geegland (Mulaney), and Gil Faizon (Kroll). The duo toured around with the characters before premiering the characters and The Oh, Hello Show on Broadway for a stint.
Mulaney’s fourth special, Kid Gorgeous, was filmed at Radio City Music Hall, a venue which Mulaney sold out for four shows.