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Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
SNL's "Diner Lobster" sketch recalled the show's glory days
John Mulaney and Colin Jost wrote the Les Miserables homage in 2010, but it never made it to air previously because it was too complicated to produce. "It was a hilarious mix of a specific New York City observation (the endless length of diner menus) and theater marginalia," says David Sims, "a quality the sketch shared with another of Mulaney’s recent hits, the stage show Oh, Hello (performed in collaboration with the comedian Nick Kroll). Most of last weekend’s Saturday Night Live had the same niche feeling; the episode was filled with densely plotted sketches aimed more squarely at comedy nerds."
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
SNL's Colin Jost has a bearded past
John Mulaney's throwback photo of the Saturday Night Live cast and writers a decade ago revealed the "Weekend Update" co-anchor sporting a "JostBeard" back when he was just a writer. ALSO: Mulaney's Mad Men photo, annotated.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Darrell Hammond apologizes after mispronouncing John Mulaney's name twice in SNL's opening credits
The SNL announcer explained on Twitter Sunday why he called Mulaney "John Mulvaney" not once but twice: "I was trying to adjust a cue card/plug my show @ImprovKCMO and clearly I am no good at multi tasking," Hammond tweeted. "I really made a dumb mistake and I am sincerely sorry." Mulaney responded: "No apology necessary Darrell. I thought it was hilarious and am only bummed I didn’t think to ask you to do it on purpose." Hammond also posted a clip of himself getting Mulaney's name right during dress rehearsal. ALSO: SNL cut-for-time sketch reveals what happened to The Shape of Water's Fish Man.
Posted Sunday 4/15/18 at 3:10AM EDT
SNL gets Robert De Niro to interrogate Ben Stiller as Robert Mueller and Michael Cohen
Saturday Night Live reunited the Meet the Parents co-stars in this week's cold open to recreate the classic lie detector scene from their 2000 hit movie. "You broke the law. And now we’re going to catch all of you little fockers, you got that?” De Niro’s special prosecutor Mueller told Stiller, playing Trump attorney Cohen. Stiller, who was briefly an SNL cast member in 1989, said as Cohen: "You know how much evidence I have in my office? I’m Donald Trump’s lawyer! I’ve got a whole hard drive that’s just labeled ‘yikes.’”
- Donald Glover to pull double duty on May 5, hosting SNL and performing as Childish Gambino
- SNL spoofs Netflix's Wild Wild Country with the help of alum Nasim Pedrad
- SNL parodies Les Miserables with an insane lobster dinner sketch
- Why did announcer Darrell Hammond mispronounce John Mulaney's name as "John Mulvaney" not once but twice in the intro?
- SNL mocks "Hollywood's reboot fever"
- Mulaney tweets a 2008 pic of the SNL cast and writers dressed as Mad Men for then-host Jon Hamm
- SNL tweets video of Mulaney's closing remarks that NBC cut off
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Recalling John Mulaney's 10 best SNL sketches
The former Saturday Night Live writer-turned-host helped create Stefon and "The Obama Show."
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:23PM EDT
John Mulaney experiences massive budget cuts in his first SNL promo
The former Saturday Night Live writer returns to 30 Rock this week with musical guest Jack White.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
John Mulaney is returning to SNL as host
The comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer will host April 14 with musical guest Jack White. Mulaney made a "Weekend Update" cameo just two weeks ago for Bill Hader's episode with his co-creation, Stefon.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
John Mulaney signs on for stand-up special deal with Netflix
Mulaney's first special to come out of his new pact will be released on May 1 with the title: John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City.
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:58AM EDT
Bill Hader reveals what John Mulaney said to make him break character as Stefon on SNL
“John Mulaney writes Stefon and is our dear friend, and he came out as Stefon’s lawyer…. As well as a ‘conceptual piss artist.'” Hader recalled to Seth Meyers. “And he whispered in my ear to make me laugh, ‘My girlfriend works at Yoshinoya Beef Bowl,’ which is a restaurant chain in L.A.”
Posted Sunday 3/04/18 at 2:12PM EST
John Mulaney and Nick Kroll's Harvey Weinstein joke was the highlight of the Independent Spirit Awards
Mulaney, in his and Kroll's monologue, recalled meeting with Weinstein in his office, with the mogul joking that he worried he'll be remembered on his tombstone for Project Runway, and not the many films he produced. "It’s not gonna say Project Runway," Mulaney said, "it’s going to say ‘XXL Unmarked Grave.'"
Posted Saturday 3/03/18 at 1:25AM EST
How will Nick Kroll and John Mulaney handle the #MeToo movement at the Film Independent Spirit Awards?
Like Jimmy Kimmel, Kroll and Mulaney are returning to host an Oscar weekend awards show for the second year in a row. And like Kimmel, Kroll and Mulaney will have to find a way to "address that stuff when we think we have an interesting, funny take on it," as Kroll put it. He adds: "I think that's why we have a great writers room that has different voices in it and why we go out and run the jokes throughout the week and see what people respond to, what people cringe at, what people are thrilled to hear. I don't think John and I ever want to make jokes that bum people out, but we also want to do jokes that are cathartic and surprising for people to hear." ALSO: What was Kroll doing in PyeongChang for the Winter Olympics?
Posted Tuesday 2/27/18 at 2:03PM EST
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney visited Conan as "insufferably blasé hipster douchebags"
The two comedians almost managed to stay in character with Conan O'Brien through two segments.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 12:03AM EST
Why did The Good Place become obsessed with the Jacksonville Jaguars?
The formerly downtrodden Jaguars have won two playoff games and are headed to the AFC Championship game this weekend, yet nobody on the NBC comedy has ties to the Florida city and team that the character Jason Mendoza actively roots for. Writer/producer Joe Mande explains why Jacksonville was selected: “When we started writing it, we were like, what’s the opposite of a silent, meditative Buddhist monk? I pitched a kind of Steve Aoki, which became that he’s definitely from Florida. So what’s the funniest part of Florida? And I had just done a show in Jacksonville with John Mulaney, and everything about Jacksonville was cracking us up. It just so happened that the circumstances were that I had just been to Jacksonville, and it had a very profound impact on me. So we started talking about Jacksonville and just made it completely cartoonish.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:27PM EST
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are returning as Spirit Awards co-hosts
"The only thing better than having Nick Kroll and John Mulaney host the Spirit Awards is having them host the Spirit Awards twice," said Film Independent president Josh Welsh in a statement. "They did such an amazing job last year and we’re thrilled to have them back in 2018."
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 7:58PM EDT
John Mulaney: Fox’s cancelation of my Mulaney sitcom was “the best thing that ever happened”
Mulaney, whose sitcom ran on Fox during the 2014-15 season, has seen his career take off since his sitcom failure, with acclaimed performances that include his Oh, Hello Broadway show with Nick Kroll. “This is the future of comedy, ladies and gentlemen," David Letterman said of Mulaney at the Mark Twain Prize ceremony after the comedian paid tribute to the late-night legend. Nowadays, Mulaney says his heart really wasn’t in his network sitcom. “I don’t like to say I’m glad it didn’t work because a lot of people lose a job,” Mulaney says, adding: “But I’m glad it didn’t work. It was like, the best thing that ever happened.”