Congratulations: You’ve earned a 5-minute video of John Mulaney and Nick Kroll being funny together

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John Mulaney knows what’s keeping comedians away from colleges—and it’s not political correctness

College campuses have long been steady venues for touring comedians. The crowds, after all, are often triple the size of those you’ll find in most clubs, and the money’s good if you’ve yet to hit that elusive “arena stage” of stardom. It was curious, then, when, a few years ago, some of the world’s most successful…

Sony confirms John Mulaney is joining Into The Spider-Verse…as the Spectacular Spider-Ham

As much fun as Spider-Man: Homecoming was, Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is looking like a significantly wackier adventure that gleefully dives headfirst into the weirdest parts of the web-head’s comic book history. Previous trailers for the film established the movie’s alternate universe (or…

The best TV of 2018 so far

Disappointing season of your favorite prestige drama got you down? Let down by the big sitcom revival that promised to open up a dialogue, but just wound up taking potshots at easy (and vulnerable) targets while setting up a runway for Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing over at Old Man Murdoch’s place? A thousand Netflix…

It's 3 p.m., let's watch Mr. Show make fun of J.J. Bittenbinder decades before John Mulaney

Recently, the world has come to rest its feverish gaze upon the work of J.J. Bittenbinder, a retired Chicago cop who was brought in to elementary schools to teach children how to stay safe, but who nevertheless terrified a young John Mulaney. Since Mulaney’s retelling of that story in his recent comedy special, …

Please enjoy John Mulaney's absolute terror at the notion of meeting J.J. Bittenbinder again

Last night, James Corden hosted both Zooey Deschanel and John Mulaney in a double interview, and the two guests were able to generate some unforced banter despite the intensity of the format. Deschanel gets in a good anecdote about being part of a creepy “youth pageant,” but Mulaney gets a lot of the best bits, saying…

John Mulaney on the origins of “Lobster Diner,” his new walk, and bringing Kid Gorgeous to Netflix

Sometime between wrapping a Broadway show and heading off on his Kid Gorgeous tour, John Mulaney learned to walk again. That’s not a metaphor for the stand-up comic and former Saturday Night Live writer scratching his way back to the top. After all, that Broadway show was the highly successful Oh, Hello, and Mulaney…

Seth Rogen, Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani and more will bring the Hilarity For Charity on Netflix

Seth and Lauren Rogen’s altruistic variety special, Hilarity For Charity, is coming to Netflix for the first time in its six-year history. The streaming platform and the Future Man executive producer announced the collaboration today along with a stacked lineup. The indefatigable Tiffany Haddish has secured a spot in…

Here’s what John Mulaney said to make Bill Hader break character on SNL

Breaking once during a skit is fine. It’s a rare moment of relatability between performer and audience. Breaking multiple times during a skit, however, is decidedly less charming. It’s annoying and unprofessional and the reason we hated Jimmy Fallon before the whole Trump-toussle thing. That said, Bill Hader’s…