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John Mulaney Talks About His New, Probably Terrible, Sitcom

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | October 4, 2014 |


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Uproxx has an interview with comedian John Mulaney about his new Fox series, Mulaney. John discusses working at SNL, his relationship with different comedians there, why he chose a multi-camera live action format for his show, and it’s a nice look at the show. Until you get to the trailer. I don’t know if this is just the fault of whoever is putting together the teasers, but every single commercial or trailer I’ve for this show looks painfully bad. The one Uproxx uses looks better than most:


Probably because it doesn’t include the terrible Johnny Carson/Carson Daly exchange that’s in all the commercials. The punchline to Nasim Pedrad’s “solution to being single” exchange that is in there is also in quite a few commercials despite feeling totally out of place, tone wise.

The biggest problem I’ve noticed is that John Mulaney looks like a stand up comedian who was somehow dropped into a sitcom. More like he’s doing a semi-staged version of his stand up than being in an actual situation with other people that he’s reacting to like a real person. NPR has a better take on this with actual supporting evidence.

Mulaney premieres tomorrow night at 9:30pm, and here’s hoping the quality improves logarithmically from the pilot.


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