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…

What to listen to, read, watch, and play this weekend

“Ctrl is one of the best R&B albums of 2017, and it would’ve been one of the best in 2015 or 2016, too. It’s clear in the opening moments that it’s not merely a continuation of SZA’s previous records but an evolution; no longer is she hiding in the reverb behind dense swirls of ambient synthesizers and immaculately…

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll love the comedy stylings of Kim Cattrall and Kelsey Grammer

When Nick Kroll and John Mulaney created Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland at a little nightclub on New York’s Lower East Side, they probably didn’t think that, a decade or so later, they’d be portraying their lovable idiots on Broadway. And yet that’s what happened last year, when Oh, Hello made its debut on the…

Only Nick Kroll and John Mulaney could’ve (or should’ve) come up with Oh, Hello

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Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) have lived lives far more charmed than their fictional biographies let on. The bespectacled working actor/stand-in model for mashed potatoes and his best friend—a writer whose personal history has significant overlap with those of accused murderers Michael…

Go backstage with Gil and George in the trailer for Oh, Hello On Broadway

The trailer for Netflix’s Oh, Hello On Broadway doesn’t simply show notorious fish lovers Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland on stage. No, it also takes you backstage before following the two out into the streets of New York, where George makes it very clear that he wants a fountain soda. Of course, you’ll also get to…

Dan Levy and John Mulaney on the crowded comedy scene and texting with strangers

You might not know the name Dan Levy, but you know his work. The stand-up has written on shows like Mulaney and The Goldbergs and has toured with everyone from Aziz Ansari to John Mulaney. The latter is one of his best friends, and with Levy’s new stand-up special, Dan Levy: Lion, hitting streaming service Seeso this…

Comedy Bang! Bang! is lab-engineered for your viewing pleasure

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Softie alert: “The Lonely Island Wear Dark Pants And Eyeglasses” might as well have been custom-engineered in a lab just for me. I love The Lonely Island. I love “Oh, Hello.” I love robot jokes. I love a good font joke almost as I love a dumb Annie Hall joke. And, of course, I love Scott Aukerman and “Weird Al”…

The Oh, Hello crew will advise Ben the bachelor on tonight’s Bachelor

Being the bachelor on The Bachelor can be a pretty tough job, since you have to try and decide which girls have actually/inexplicably fallen in love with you in the span of five minutes and which are there for—as the show often says—”the wrong reasons.” Amy Schumer stepped up to give some assistance on The…

Oh, Hello’s Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland stopped by Seth Meyers

Last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers, NBC’s late-night viewing audience got to say “Oh, Hello” to George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon, the crass, schlubby alter egos of John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. Currently starring in Oh, Hello off Broadway, Faizon and St. Geegland regaled Meyers with their tales of blowing up a…

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