Where are the best places to legally stream John Mulaney’s comedy specials? Here’s a guide for all six shows that are currently online.
Where are the best places to stream John Mulaney comedy specials? The former Saturday Night Live writer stepped into the spotlight with his first televised comedy show in 2009 and evolved into one of the industry’s most recognizable voices. In 2018, Mulaney made his feature film debut by voicing Peter Porker/Spider-Ham in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a role that elevated his status within pop culture.
Mulaney is perhaps best known for voicing the anxious teenager Andrew Glouberman in Big Mouth, a Netflix show that co-stars his frequent collaborator Nick Kroll. The comics often perform together as George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon, two characters from the Upper West Side of Manhattan with thick New York accents who share their observations of the world at large. Mulaney also hosted Saturday Night Live four times between 2018 and 2020 and later made headlines in 2021 upon being romantically linked to actress Olivia Munn.
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On the surface, Mulaney appears to be a family-friendly comedian, but his acts often include provocative jokes. He makes sharp observations about the entertainment industry and endears himself to audiences by reminding them that he’s just a kid at heart. The comic typically wears a suit and tie on stage, resulting in an old-school presence that appeals to older audiences. Here’s how to watch every John Mulaney comedy special.
Comedy Central Presents: John Mulaney (2009)
Mulaney’s first comedy special is available to stream on Comedy Central and Prime Video Channels. In the 20-minute act, the comic discusses his move to New York City and how some women perceive him as a potential threat. Released in 2009, the comedy special shows Mulaney delivering self-deprecating humor and making perceptive observations about the Law & Order TV franchise.
John Mulaney: New In Town (2012)
Currently streaming on Paramount+ and Prime Video Channels, New in Town is Mulaney’s first hour-long TV special. The comic once again discusses his childish appearance and later jokes about politically correct behavior and censorship. Mulaney also jokes about the Law & Order franchise, specifically the confused demeanor of Ice-T’s character Fin Tutuola in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. New in Town preceded the comic’s starring role in the Fox series Mulaney, which was cancelled in February 2015 after just one season.
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (2015)
Released in 2015, The Comeback Kid shows a wiser and more experienced Mulaney. He begins with the usual jokes about his fragile demeanor. He then settles into a rapid-fire routine that builds to a commentary about the unique relationship between Marty McFly and Doc Brown in the Back to the Future movie franchise. The Comeback Kid is available to stream on Netflix.
Oh, Hello On Broadway (2017)
In Oh, Hello On Broadway, Mulaney and Kroll reprise their roles as George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon, respectively. It’s not a traditional stand-up comedy special but does establish both performers as the ideal hosts for a comedy variety show. Oh, Hello On Broadway is currently available on Netflix and features guest appearances from Steve Martin and Matthew Broderick.
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City (2018)
Now streaming on Netflix, Kid Gorgeous at Radio City is a traditional one-hour comedy special. Mulaney recalls several childhood experiences, both with his father and the Chicago cop turned TV host, J. J. Bittenbinder. Overall, Mulaney sticks to his usual brand of observational humor and ultimately won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch released on Christmas Eve 2019. The 70-minute Netflix show includes various skits, with Mulaney leading a star-studded cast featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, David Byrne, and Natasha Lyonne. John Mulaney earned Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.
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