I love comedy, this is quite evident. But I don’t only love the jokes and the sketches, the one liners and the skits, I wholeheartedly love the people behind them. I truly did love Robin Williams, he served as an introduction to comedy for me. My childhood was filled with marathons of Flubber, Jumanji, Hook, RV, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Night at the Museum. When I think of what I found funny as a child, what caught my interest and made me want to explore laughter and joy further, Robin Williams comes to mind and stays there. Robin served as an entertainer for all ages, a comedian, a serious actor, a man with talent, a man who knew how to help others. But comedy often comes from dark places, and sadly, Robin’s dark place consumed him whole. I’ll never forget him, I don’t think anyone can. If you feel as if the darkness is about to consume you, or if you feel as if you need help, please seek it. We can’t lose you. You’re important, your joy is infectious, you are vital.
Lost in New York? The streets are numbered! How’d you get lost in New York? I know it’s kind of stupid to complain about a movie that came out seventeen years ago, but I wasn’t a comedian back then. So I have to do it now. I wish I’d been. I wish I’d been a def jam comic when [Home Alone 2: Lost in New York] came out. I would’ve torn it to pieces!
'Mulaney' star and executive producer John Mulaney, executive producer Jon Pollack, and stars Seaton Smith and Nasim Pedrad participate in the advance screening and panel Q&A at the ATX Television Festival at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, Texas on June 8.
On a Good Friday evening at Long Island’s Westbury Theater, John Mulaney delivers the benediction (“Peace be with you”) to his faithful congregation, eliciting a few laughs and a smattering of “And also with you’s.” At 31 he still resembles an altar boy, but the Chicago native knows his way around a dichotomy…
Great article by John Walters at Newsweek! I’ve included the rest of the article under the cut because you can only access the Newsweek website a certain number of times if you’re not a subscriber. It includes interviews with John, Seth Meyers, his good friend John O’Brien, and his parents. It also discusses his new show!
NOTE: if you’re like me and are particular about these kinds of things, there are numerous spoilers for his newer, unreleased stand-up material so please read at your own risk :)
Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) improv a scene with Lizzy Caplan