John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Reviews

December 27, 2018
What follows is a special that manages to find some intimacy within what was once the world's largest auditoriums, while never once losing sight that, holy shit, Mulaney's playing Radio City.
December 27, 2018
This is arguably Mulaney's best hour special yet, a showcase for his immaculate writing and captivating stagecraft.
December 27, 2018
With "Kid Gorgeous," John Mulaney made the leap from highly respected writer and comic to elite A-list stand-up.
December 14, 2018
Mulaney's gift is his ability to avoid being mechanical or stiff, as his showmanship and modulated mischievousness add an intoxicating layer of looseness to his set. The guy is just infuriatingly good.
November 20, 2018
Mulaney's best work to date isn't only extremely funny-it's expertly choreographed, down to his fancy footwork. He goes long on well-paced yarns, like the silliness of proving you're human to a computer-and wherever he takes you, the payoff is satisfying.
May 22, 2018
If you don't know who John Mulaney is yet, it's time for you to catch the heck up.
May 22, 2018
Mulaney's comedy of childhood is not neutered or toothless or simply nice; in it, you can see the pockets of darkness that lurk beneath the high-achiever persona.
May 22, 2018
This is standup as clockwork, the kind you don't always appreciate fully as it's happening, but take a closer look and those gears are calibrated in some pretty impressive ways.
May 2, 2018
For a guy whose eagerness to both please and admit his own lack of personal authority is so central to his act, politics would appear to be a tricky tonal minefield to navigate. But Mulaney's inevitable Trump material is brilliantly crafted.
May 1, 2018
It's fun to pinpoint the nexus of a comedian's obsession, and he's showing it to us here, which is why Kid Gorgeous might later be seen as a milestone in his artistic development.
Top Critic
May 1, 2018
The first half of the special seems a little slow in general... But somewhere around the middle - somewhere around a Mick Jagger impression, which sounds terrible but isn't - it takes flight. After that, it's very good.
May 1, 2018
With Kid Gorgeous, Mulaney is proving he can endure in a field that even the most successful and talented comics can struggle to stay afloat in.