John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

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In his new stand-up special John Mulaney regales a sold out audience at the Chicago Theater with stories about his take on being a newlywed, working as a temp, house shopping with realtors, being an altar boy, and the night he met Bill Clinton.


Critic Reviews for John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

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  • It's a reminder of everything that makes Mulaney so singular: storytelling rich with well-observed details, delivered with the confidence of someone decades older than 33.

    Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • You can tell why two broadcast networks and no less an esteemed comedy maven as Lorne Michaels thought John Mulaney should be a TV star. The stand-up comedian is great on camera, as he repeatedly demonstrates in his new hour-long special.

    Jul 9, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

    Erik Adams

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  • Watch for the laughs, but also the pleasure of watching a masterful entertainer grow into his talents.

    Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The nonthreatening, paper-thin pushover (his own characterization) gave himself a tough act to follow after his fantastic 2012 special, New in Town. But Mulaney comes through in the hour-long Comeback.

    Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • As a comedian, Mulaney is much more interested in breaking down the rules of language than he is literal laws of society.

    Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Mulaney's work benefits from the writer's carefully crafted timing, and in the past he's adeptly drawn out parts, punctuated others and built his jokes with a cadence and rhythm that add to their humor.

    Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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