As I start thinking about what I liked and watched throughout the year for my year-end list, I’m reminded that SNL is one of the rare shows that I watch on a weekly basis (at this point, it was just this and Westworld), and how I continue to look forward to watching it, despite the regular mix of good and bad (and horrible) sketches. The highlight so far this season has of course been the Trump/Clinton sketches (especially the debate parodies).
All I know of John Mulaney is that he was a writer on SNL (and was responsible for the Stefon bits) and that after he left that show he had a short-lived sitcom that wasn’t considered very good, but I’d heard good things about his new Netflix comedy special, The Comeback Kid, and so decided to check it out. I’m glad I did, as it’s a really fantastic stand-up special. Not only funny, but I really like how he builds his jokes, forming long stories that grow and grow. Highly recommended.