Mulaney: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

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

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 5, 2014
2
Air date: Oct 12, 2014
3
Air date: Oct 19, 2014
4
Air date: Nov 2, 2014
5
Air date: Nov 9, 2014
6
Air date: Nov 16, 2014
7
Air date: Nov 23, 2014
8
Air date: Dec 21, 2014
9
Air date: Jan 11, 2015
10
Air date: Jan 18, 2015
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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.

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.

Oct 3, 2014 | Full Review…
NPR
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.

Oct 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.

Oct 2, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

Oct 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.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…
NPR
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.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

Think it's easy to clone Seinfeld? Fox's dreadful, embarrassing misfire Mulaney proves otherwise.

Oct 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Mulaney... finds Mulaney surrounded by quirk, some of it good - Martin Short as his boss, Nasim Pedrad as one of his roommates - and some of it just annoying.

Oct 3, 2014 | Full Review…

In practice, Mulaney is fairly dire. It's an unfortunate reminder that the multi-cam format is an unforgiving beast that can swallow you whole if you aren't constantly feeding it jokes.

Oct 2, 2014 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Mulaney's standup work and his Saturday Night Live resume reveal that he's a very funny guy, but this contrived, airless comedy is not a good vehicle for him.

Oct 1, 2014 | Full Review…

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