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Mulaney: Season 1 (2014-2015)



Critic Consensus: John Mulaney, we know Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld was funny. Mulaney, you're no Seinfeld.


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In this comedy based on the life of comedian John Mulaney, John plays a fictionalized version of himself, a struggling stand-up comic living with roommates Jane (Nasim Pedrad) and Motif (Seaton Smith). However, John catches a break when he is hired as a writer for Lou Cannon (Martin Short), an eccentric and legendary comedian and game-show host.


John Mulaney
as John Mulaney
Elliott Gould
as Alfred, Oscar
Martin Short
as Lou Cannon
Nora Dunn
as Patti Mulaney
Jamie Denbo
as Sharisse
Nick Kroll
as Jesse Tyler Munoz
Pete Holmes
as Father Trey
Ron Funches
as Tall Toucan
James Handy
as Father Ed
Brooke Lyons
as Cassidy
Arthur Napiontek
as Ripped Andre
Maria Thayer
as The Doula
Dan Mintz
as Mintz
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Critic Reviews for Mulaney: Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (24)

Mulaney is a comic, but he is not an actor. He could in theory grow into one, but he seems very, very ill-suited to it in the early episodes, awkward and stiff reading lines instead of talking to an audience. This is not his wheelhouse.

October 3, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There are jokes that don't just hit the floor, they feel almost like a sitcom within a funnier film designed to parody bad TV writing.

October 2, 2014 | Full Review…

So the show seems either a subversive deconstruction of the laugh-track sitcom blueprint or a stupefying misfire built around the blandest star ever.

October 2, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This one is excruciatingly unfunny, despite the good-natured young talent at the center.

October 2, 2014 | Full Review…

John Mulaney is a great standup comic and former writer for Saturday Night Live. But he's created a humorless sitcom that feels like a bad Seinfeld ripoff.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series soars when it takes a broader view by pitting the self-promoting narcissism of the roommates against the smug windbaggery of the older generation. And it is, slowly but surely, finding its legs.

September 17, 2014 | Full Review…

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