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John Mulaney and Seth Meyers Talk All Things Stefon

On last night's Late Night, Meyers and former SNL writer/Stefon co-creator John Mulaney reminisced about all the times they tried to make Bill Hader — a hardworking Oklahoman — break during his Stefon segments and even played a clip of the time Mulaney's Jewish Dracula joke brought him nearly to tears. Click through for the second part of the interview.

'Kroll Show' Season 2: Good TV Making Fun of Bad TV

The second season of Kroll Show premieres tonight on Comedy Central, and by the looks of things, Nick Kroll has no intention of changing course. When the first season debuted a year ago, the series appeared to be a showcase of Kroll's larger-than-life characters, like Bobby Bottleservice, who at that point had already been pushing his roofie necklace on us in online videos for months. Indeed, his characters were the centerpiece of the show, but rather than growing thin throughout the eight-episode season, they delivered the goods. That's because Kroll's characters don't exist for their own sakes — they're vehicles for the show's bigger target: reality television and the [...]

This Week in Comedy: New Shows from John Mulaney and James Adomian

-Fox orders John Mulaney’s pilot, Mulaney, to series after NBC passed on it. Elliott Gould, from the original pilot, won’t be returning, but Martin Short and Nasim Pedrad are confirmed to join the cast.

-IFC and Earwolf are developing a show starring James Adomian as multiple characters, co-created by Adomian and Scott Aukerman. IFC additionally ordered a show from the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates.

-We interviewed Chelsea Peretti about Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich about Earwolf’s new TV production arm, Eric Andre about The Eric Andre Show, Adam Scott about A.C.O.D. and Parks and Rec, [...]

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll Made Some Pretty Great Bear Jokes on 'The Jeselnik Offensive'

Long-time comedy buddies John Mulaney and Nick Kroll were on The Jeselnik Offensive last night — as themselves, not as Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland — and they used some of their time on the panel to talk about bears. If that description alone isn't enough to make you want to watch the clip, I'm not sure what to tell you.

The 11 Best 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Characters and Impersonations

And so here we are, the day of the second season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang!, the television show based on the funny podcast and former live showcase of the same name. Scott Aukerman and company have managed to take the successful, idiosyncratic style of humor from one medium to another, so much so that IFC is trusting them to put twenty new episodes on the air this season, twice as many as last year. But while some of the characters and impersonations have found their way to the small screen, the element of letting the listener's imagination run wild along with the routines, not to mention the much [...]

'Kroll Show's Second Season Evolves Into "Sketch-uational Comedy"

As far as character showcases go, it doesn't get much more elaborate than Kroll Show.

When Nick Kroll's sketch series on Comedy Central returned for its second season in January, it was clear that he had set his sights firmly on the pseudo-celebrity culture of reality television, with a lineup of characters inspired by the most despicable monsters that crawled out of the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives muck: the Guido womanizer Bobby Bottleservice, the psychopathic publicists of "PubLIZity," the man-child toilet-baby C-Czar, the self-destructively vain Rich Dicks, etc. But if the first season served to introduce the freakshow, the second season unleashed them out into [...]

Elliott Gould to Stay on 'Mulaney' for Fox Version; Zack Pearlman Joins the Cast

In October, Fox ordered comedian John Mulaney's sitcom Mulaney, which NBC passed over last season, to series. Now, we know the cast for the Fox version of Mulaney, which looks to be mostly the same. Elliott Gould and standup Seaton Smith, who were both cast members on the NBC pilot, are staying onboard the show, THR reports. They'll be joining previously-reported returning cast members Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, and of course, John Mulaney. The only new cast member added so far is Zack Pearlman (The Inbetweeners), who will be playing a completely new character, a high-energy trust fund baby named Andre Van Horn. The character of Mulaney's [...]

Nasim Pedrad to Co-Star in Fox's 'Mulaney', Potentially Leaving 'SNL'

Splitsider has learned that Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad will be joining the cast of John Mulaney's upcoming Fox sitcom, Mulaney, which the network greenlit this morning. Pedrad starred in the original pilot for the show, which NBC produced and passed on last season, as one of Mulaney's roommates. At the end of last season, she was poised to leave SNL, where she's been a cast member since 2009, if NBC ordered the pilot to series. After this morning's news that Fox has ordered Mulaney to series, we know Pedrad will still be on the show, but we're awaiting confirmation about whether she's leaving SNL. It'd be impossible [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Mulaney, Silverman, Jeselnik, and More Make It Weird

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

You Made It Weird #167 – “Live from the Troubador Again” [...]

It Lives: Fox May Pick Up 'Mulaney' After NBC Passed on the Pilot

NBC passing on John Mulaney's pilot for 'Mulaney' was one of the biggest surprises of this year's pilot season; a sitcom executive produced by Lorne Michaels, created by one of the best rising stars of standup, and with a stacked cast including Martin Short, Elliot Gould and Nasim Pedrad seemed like a slam dunk. But it turns out that the show isn't dead, as Fox has ordered a new version of the pilot script. If they like it, they'll pick the series up for a short six-episode season. If it gets picked up there may be some recasting, although both Mulaney and Short will stay on board. [...]

Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco Are Playing a Lesbian Couple on 'Mulaney'

Fox's upcoming sitcom Mulaney, created by and starring standup John Mulaney, has started lining up guest stars. Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco have been cast as a lesbian couple who will appear in the show's second episode, TV Line reports. Marshall and Bracco will play Tutti and Vaughn, friends of Mulaney's neighbor Oscar (played by Elliott Gould). The series stars John Mulaney as an aspiring standup who writes for a game show hosted by Lou Cannon (Martin Short) and lives with rommate Jane (SNL's Nasim Pedrad). The series, which NBC passed on last spring, is expected to premiere on Fox later this year.

John Mulaney and Pete Holmes Have a Delightful Friendship Full of Insults

Pete Holmes had longtime friend and fellow nice comedian John Mulaney on his show last night, and since they really are such good friends they didn't waste any time in getting to John making fun of Pete for his divorce. It's how basically all of Pete's friendships operate, as I understand it. Below, John accuses Pete of ruining his recent engagement and talks about the many nicknames he has for his new puppy.

Fox Orders John Mulaney's Show to Series

It looks like John Mulaney's sitcom has found a home. THR reports that the Fox network has ordered the comedy, titled Mulaney, to series after NBC developed the show but passed on it in May. The Lorne Michaels-produced multi-cam show's original pilot (review here) starred Mulaney (who also created it), along with Martin Short, Elliott Gould, Nasim Pedrad, Griffin Newman, and Seaton Smith, but only Short and Mulaney are confirmed to return for the Fox version of the series. Pedrad, who would have left SNL to do the show at NBC but probably won't move be able to get out of her SNL contract to go to Fox, [...]

Claire Mulaney Hired to Write for 'SNL'

Saturday Night Live has started adding onto the writing staff for the show's 39th season, which is set to start up this fall. Claire Mulaney, a writer/performer out of Chicago, has just been hired to write for the long-running sketch show. She's the younger sister of standup John Mulaney, who has written for SNL since 2008 and is currently developing his self-titled sitcom, Mulaney, at Fox after NBC passed on it. Claire Mulaney is a Yale alum who performed on the school's longest-running improv team, The Yale Exit Players, before getting involved in Chicago's comedy scene after graduating. She currently plays on the iO Theater's Harold team Dogs and [...]