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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 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.”
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 9:37PM EDT
Why not shake up the late-night format by using two hosts?
“I don’t mean a host and a sidekick,” says Brian Grubb. “We’ve seen that. I mean an actual comedy team, equal partners, hosting a late-night show together. It’s not that wild an idea, right? We’ve seen variety shows with multiple hosts.” His idea for potential hosts: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, and Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.
Posted Tuesday 10/24/17 at 1:45PM EDT
Netflix renews Big Mouth
Nick Kroll’s animated puberty comedy will be back for a second season in 2018.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 4:37PM EDT
Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll raise $1 million with their #PuberMe campaign
Lin-Manuel Miranda visited The Late Show last night to put the fundraiser for Puerto Rico hurricane relief at the $1 million mark. Colbert launched the campaign using his Ben & Jerry's AmeriCone Dream Fund money, promising to pay $1,000 for every celebrity who showed off their awkward puberty photo. Kroll and his Big Mouth castmates kicked in $100,000. ALSO: President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara Bush join #PuberMe campaign.
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 11:05PM EDT
Nick Kroll’s animated Netflix puberty comedy Big Mouth is charming, yet repulsive
The frank comedy about puberty is adorable — if you can make it through the explicit jokes in all 10 episodes. As Hank Stuever notes, “Big Mouth can’t resist crossing several lines of decency, otherwise I’d happily recommend it as sympathetic viewing for the age group it portrays (and I still might, for older teenagers whose sense of humor has matured). There’s a frankness and honesty beneath the show’s raunchiness that sometimes echo the best work of Judy Blume and other great chroniclers of adolescent angst, especially where the fraught and seldom-discussed feelings of boys are involved. It’s charming and repulsive all at once.”
- Big Mouth is refreshing in its portrayal of girls
- Hormone Monster is the most brilliant creation of the series
Its enormously sympathetic heart helps it rise above its gross humor
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 4:13PM EDT
Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll get celebrities to post their awkward teen photos to help raise money for Puerto Rico relief
Fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and James Corden joined in the #PuberMe effort, which promised $1,000 for each photo tweeted and is tied to Kroll's new Netflix animated puberty series Big Mouth. America Ferrera, Lena Headey and Billy Eichner also participated. ALSO: See all the pics on Colbert’s Twitter feed.
Posted Tuesday 9/12/17 at 10:47PM EDT
Watch Nick Kroll undergo puberty on the animated series Big Mouth
The Netflix cartoon, premiering Sept. 29, gets graphic with its portrayal of puberty.
Posted Wednesday 8/23/17 at 6:58PM EDT
Check out the trailer for Netflix’s animated adult comedy Big Mouth
Nick Kroll is producing the edgy comedy that will feature the voices of John Mulaney, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Jordan Peele and Maya Rudolph.
Posted Wednesday 8/16/17 at 10:01PM EDT
Portlandia gets visit from the Oh, Hello guys
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are bringing their stage show alter egos to the IFC series.