“It would be painful to watch John Mulaney relive his childhood humiliations, if it weren’t so hilarious.”–ROLLING STONE
Vaguely familiar to the millions who watch SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, CONAN, Vh1’s BEST WEEK EVER and more, John Mulaney is poised to become somewhat more recognizable with Comedy Central’s January 28 premiere of his new stand-up special NEW IN TOWN and accompanying album/DVD release on January 31.
A wizened comedy veteran at 29 years of age, highlights of the Chicago-born Mulaney’s approximately half a decade in showbiz have included being named one of VARIETY’S 10 COMICS TO WATCH, one of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S COMEDIANS ON THE RISE, and most recently one of ROLLING STONE’s COMEDY’S NEW WAVE: EIGHT RISING STARS GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU LAUGHING FOR YEARS. Mulaney is a writer/producer at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE where he has appeared as a WEEKEND UPDATE correspondent and co-created Stefon with Bill Hader.
NEW IN TOWN is Mulaney’s first one-hour Comedy Central original stand-up special and his second album. Previously, Mulaney had his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special. His first album, THE TOP PART, was released in 2009 by Comedy Central Records and was recently hailed as “criminally overlooked” and ” “a finely-crafted piece of work” by THE HUFFINGTON POST.
NEW IN TOWN’s broadcast premiere will take place Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The album/DVD will be released Tuesday, January 31.