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American actor and stand-up comedian
Mulaney in 2014
Birth name John Edmund Mulaney
Was born (1982-08-26) August 26, 1982 (age 38)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
education С. Ignatius College Prep
Alma mater Georgetown University
Years of work 2004 – present
Observational Comedy sketch comedy surreal humor
John Edmund Mulaney (born August 26. 1982) is an American comedian. The Top Part. New in Town. The Comeback Kid. And Kid Gorgeous. A semi-autobiographical series about his life. Mulaney also starred as a character named George St. Jigland in a comedy duo with Nick Kroll. Most recently on Oh. Hello on Broadway. from September 2016 to early 2017. for voicing Andrew Globerman on the original Netflix Animated Show Big Mouth. Mulaney made his film debut in 2018 as Peter Porker/Spider-Ham in the Academy Award-winning animated feature film. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Mulaney was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ellen ( née Stanton), a professor at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and Charles “Chip” Mulaney, Jr., attorney and associate of Scudden Arps. His parents are of Irish Catholic descent. Mulaney’s maternal great-grandfather was George J. Bates, the Republican Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, who was also a US Congressman. Coincidentally, Mulaney’s grandmother, Caroline Stanton, and Hilary Meyers are the mother of Mulani’s future Saturday Night Live colleague Seth Meyers – performed together at a charity event at a hospital in Marblehead, Massachusetts called Pills A-Poppin ‘, directed by Tommy Thune, then 19.
M Mulani met Clinton in 1992. As a child, Mulani was a servant. He is the third of five children. He has two brothers, one of whom died, and two sisters.
From watching Ricky Ricardo’s character lifestyle on the program I Love Lucy, For elementary grades, he attended St. Clement School, where instead of reporting, he and his best friend John O’Brien offered to perform what they learned in a parody format. Mulani also visited the Broadcasting Museum frequently, where he watched archived episodes of shows such as I Love Lucy or The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He attended St. Ignatius College Prep, from which he graduated in 2000. Mulani then entered his parents’ alma mater, Georgetown University, where he studied English literature and religion.
After graduating from Georgetown in 2004, Mulani moved to New York. A year later, he come up with the idea of a parody of I Love the 80s called “I Love the 30s,” which he developed with fellow comedian Nick Kroll. Mulani was online when Dave Chappel abruptly left the network and fled to South Africa. The network originally planned to send John to Los Angeles to secure the recordings of the third season of the show of the same name; however, feeling that it was “a hindrance to becoming a comedian,” he instead quit his job and started freelancing.
When asked about his impact on comedy, he said that he “always loved stand-up albums … grew up in the 90s, I sat on the floor with my Discman and listened to the comedy albums I bought.” Mulani has a long history of collecting stand-up albums. He mentioned his love for Chris Rock Bring the Pain (1996) and Bigger & Blacker (1999), as well as Woody Allen <Album 167> Comedian (1965), Nichols and May Mike Nichols & Elaine May Examine Doctors (1961 ), and Albert Brooks’ Comedy Minus One (1973). He also mentioned that he listened a lot to Jerry Seinfeld , Dave Chappel , George Carlin ,Richard Pryor , Conan O.’ Brian, and Bob Newhart.
Saturday Night Live
After Mulani was discovered performing at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Mulani was asked to audition for Saturday Night Live in August 2008 alongside Kroll, Donald Glover, Ellie Kemper, TJ Miller, and Bobby Moynihan. Unusually for listening to SNL, Mulaney did not prepare any impressions, instead of performing in stand-up with “characteristic details.” He entered with little expectation, although he thought it would be a “cool story.” Mulani got a spot on the writing team, where he stayed for four seasons.
He also appeared occasionally in the Weekend Update segment. He and SNL actor Bill Haderco-created SNL recurring character Stefon. Malani was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Pop Series with SNL Writers from 2009 to 2012. Mulani won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics at the 63rd Emmy Awards with Justin Timberlake, Seth Meyers, and Katriz Barnes. Mulani has returned to the Saturday Night Live host three times: which SNL will host despite never being an actor.
Work after Saturday Night Live
After working Saturday Night Live, Mulani wrote lyrics for other TV projects, including Maya and Marty; The documentary is now!; Oh Hello on Broadway, and Comedy Central Roast by James Franco. Malani is currently voicing the protagonist of the Netflix animated series Big Mouth, along with his writer Nick Kroll, who co-wrote the show. Along with Nick Kroll, Mulani also took part in the awards ceremonyIndependent Spirit Awards 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Mulani voiced Spider-Ham at the Academy Awards. – Winner of the cartoon Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. He also appeared on the Tan France co-production series Dressing Funny on Netflix and YouTube in June 2019.
Mulani in 2010
In addition to working on SNL, Mulani worked for 17 years as a stand-up comedian. He has been a headliner since 2008. Both were produced via Comedy Central. He performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2008.
The Comeback Kid has received critical acclaim, with The Atlantic’s David Sims calling it “a reminder of everything that makes Mulani so unique: a story richly well-researched, delivered with the confidence of a person decades over 33.”
Mulani’s fourth comedy tour, Kid Gorgeous, began in May 2017 and ended in July of that year. The return leg began in September 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and ended in April 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. IndieWire’s Steve Green is calling it “one of the best works of writing of the year.” Mulani won an Emmy for Outstanding Screenplay for a Variety Series at the 70th Emmy Awardsдля Kid Gorgeous.
In 2017, he was invited to perform alongside Steve Martin, Martin Short, Bill Murray, Jimmy Kimmel, and Norm MacDonald in honor of David Letterman, who received the Mark Twain Award for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. In accepting the prize, Letterman stated, “John Malani, this is the future of comedy, ladies and gentlemen.”
Mulani was also invited to perform at the John Stewart stand-up show. Charity event Night of Stars for Too Many (2017) on HBO and charity event Seth Rogen Hilarity for Charity (2018) on Netflix.
In January 2019, it was announced that Mulani w a comedy show called Sunday with Pete and John. Mulani and Davidson became close, appearing together on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live.
In May 2013, NBC pulled out of selling Mulani’s semi-finished product. Is an autobiographical sitcom pilot named Mulaney? They Considering whether to order production of multiple episodes. In October 2013, Fox announced that it had selected the series for a six-episode season. Mulani was the creator, producer, and screenwriter of his eponymous series until its cancellation in May 2015. Mulani is quoted as saying that he “wanted to do the typical multi-chamber live sitcoms that I grew up with.” The series received poor reviews, including by New York Times playwright and television critic Neil Gunslinger, who wrote: “He rips off Seinfeld so aggressively that in Episode 2 he even makes fun of him. his own plagiarism. But one thing he forgot to borrow from Seinfeld is intelligence. “
George St. Gigland
Mulani regularly plays George St Jigland, an older man from the Upper West Side. New York. St. Jigland and fellow New Yorker Gil Faison (played by Georgetown classmate and comedian Nick Kroll ) run a prank called Too Much Tuna in which participants are given sandwiches with too much tuna. Mulani toured the United States with Kroll on a show called Oh, Hello with a bonus clip in which Michael J. Fox is pictured as a guest. Matthew Broderick appeared as himself in a short episode near the end of the special.
Sack Lunch Bunch
Mr. Rogers’ District, The Electric Company, Free to Be.You and Me, and 3-2-1 Contact. Special roles as Mulani, as well as fifteen child actors and singers aged 8 to 13. Famous videos include Tony Award winner Andre De Shields, David Byrne, Richard Kind, Natasha Lyonne, Annalie Ashford, and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mr. Music. The special received widespread praise, receiving 96% fresh points for Rotten Tomatoes. Rolling Stone critic Alan Sepinwall wrote: “Like Galaxy Quest or The Princess Bride, this is one of those gems that manage to both parodies the genre and be a great recreation of it. “In 2020, Mulani received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Pop Issue ( Prerecorded ) and Outstanding Screenplay for a Pop Special for his work on the Special.”
On July 5, 2014, Mulani married makeup artist and lampshade maker Annamari Tendler Biography. Their wedding ceremony was hosted by friend Dan Levy.
As in one of his stand-up rituals, Mulani was an alcoholic in the past, and no longer drank alcohol.
During an interview with Esquire magazine on September 12, 2019, Mulani stated that he made a donation to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.
On June 2, 2020, Mulani was spotted with his wife at the Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, Discography.
The Top Part (Comedy Central Records, 2009)
New in Town (Comedy Central Records, 2012)
The Comeback Kid (Drag City, 2017)
John Malani: Lovely Child in Radio City (Drag City, 2018)
John Mulaney and the Lunch Bag Group (Drag City, 2019)
Awards and nominations
Mulani has received numerous nominations and wins for his television work. In 2009, Malani won a Peabody Award alongside the Saturday Night Screenwriters Live for their satirical work in the US presidential election. He has received numerous Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work on Saturday Night Live and Documentary Now! He won his first Emmy in 2011 for co-writing the song “Justin Timberlake Monologue” with Seth Myers and Justin Timberlake, which aired on Saturday Night Live.