John Mulaney

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Comedian • Actor • Writer • Producer

Birth Date: August 26, 1982

Age: 41 years old

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Partners: Olivia Munn

Stand-up comedian, writer and actor John Mulaney became as well known for his behind the scenes work as his stage work. Born in Chicago to parents who had attended Yale with Bill and Hillary Clinton (the subject of one of his funniest stand-up routines), Mulaney's comedy career started early: he was only seven years old when he first began performing in a children's sketch group called "The Rugrats." The affinity for all things show business continued through his formative years, with an evolution into improv and stand-up comedy coming later while attending Georgetown University. His first success came behind the camera, when his film "Calvalcade of Personalities" won the Emerging Comics of New York (ECNY) award for best short film in 2006. One year later, he also picked up that same group's award for Best Stand Up. Television writing followed next on his resume including a stint on "Important Things With Demetri Martin" (Comedy Central 2009-2010) and frequent appearances as a panelist on the weekly news roundup "Best Week Ever" (VH1 2004-09). Mulaney was then encouraged to audition for "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ) by stars Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers, and was hired as a staff writer in 2008. Mulaney's best-known creation during his four-year SNL tenure was Stefon, a contributor to Meyers' Weekend Update feature played by Mulaney's co-writer Bill Hader. An immediate fan favorite, Stefon was an entertainment correspondent whose suggestions for family activities became progressively more surreal and inappropriate. The Stefon sketches were particularly notorious for Hader's frequent on-air crack-ups while performing the character, which were caused by Mulaney adding and changing jokes on the cue cards between dress rehearsal and the live broadcast. Mulaney was frequently mentioned as a possible replacement for Meyers at the Weekend Update desk, but he left the show in 2012 to work on an autobiographical sitcom called "Mulaney." Despite being executive produced by Lorne Michaels and co-starring fellow SNL alum Nasim Pedrad, the "Mulaney" pilot was not picked up by NBC for the 2013-14 season. The series was picked up by Fox for the 2014 fall season, with Pedrad, Elliott Gould, Martin Short and Zack Pearlman filling out the cast.

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Dinner Time Live With David Chang

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2024

John Mulaney: Baby JStream

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John Mulaney: Baby JStream

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John Mulaney: Baby JStream

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The Best of Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival

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2022

Above Average PresentsStream

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2022

The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up

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2022

Puss in Boots: The Last WishStream

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2022
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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue RangersStream

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2022
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House Hunters Comedians on Couches: Unfiltered

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CinderellaStream

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2021
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House Hunters: Comedians on Couches

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2020

House Hunters: Comedians on Couches

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2020

The Not-Too-Late Show with ElmoStream

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2020

John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch

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2019

John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch

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2019

DickinsonStream

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Henry David Thoreau
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2019
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Desus & Mero

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2019

Back to School Just for Laughs

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2018

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Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity

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2018

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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2018

Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs

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2017

Big MouthStream

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2017
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Oh, Hello on Broadway

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2017

Oh, Hello on Broadway

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2017

Oh, Hello on Broadway

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2017

2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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2017

Independent Spirit Awards 2017

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2017

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

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Baby Talk

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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Documentary Now!Stream

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Simon Sawyer
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2015
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Difficult PeopleStream

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2015
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The Jim Gaffigan ShowStream

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Himself
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2015
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The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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2015

Mulaney

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Mulaney: Extras

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Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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Portlandia: Extras

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2014

The Pete Holmes Show

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2013

Just for Laughs: All Access

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2012

Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeStream

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2012

Comedy Bang! Bang!Stream

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George St. Geegland
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2012

John Mulaney: New In TownStream

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John Mulaney: New In TownStream

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John Mulaney: New In TownStream

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2012

John Mulaney: New In TownStream

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CBS This Morning: Saturday

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2012

LIVE with Kelly

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2011

Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool

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2011

PortlandiaStream

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2011
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ConanStream

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2010

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

The Soup

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2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Comedy Central PresentsStream

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Theater Talk

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1996

The SimpsonsStream

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Warburton Parker
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1989
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Saturday Night LiveStream

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Saturday Night LiveStream

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Saturday Night LiveStream

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