Baby-faced comic John Mulaney first got our attention as a writer on Saturday Night Live
, that bastion of weekly satire that no one admits to liking until it’s the only thing calling out the emperor for having no clothes. But when he tried to make the jump to a prime-time sitcom, Mulaney, in 2013, neither audiences nor critics were kind. Returning to stand-up with a Netflix special titled The Comeback Kid
was prescient, however, as the young comic was able to show that he still had plenty of untapped talent.
And a Broadway show with Nick Kroll, Oh, Hello
, in which the two reprised the cantankerous old men they premiered on Kroll Show, was a delightfully stupid hit. Mulaney returns to Orlando this week with plenty of new material and a voice credit on new Netflix animated show Big Mouth, which
premiered last week. Don’t call it a comeback; he never left.
7 & 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 | Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd. |
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