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John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (2015)

Armed with boyish charm and a sharp wit, the former SNL writer offers sly takes on marriage, his beef with babies and the time he met Bill Clinton.

Director:

Rhys Thomas

Writer:

John Mulaney
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Petunia Petunia ... Herself
John Mulaney ... Himself
Amanda Walsh ... Petunia (voice)
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Armed with boyish charm and a sharp wit, the former SNL writer offers sly takes on marriage, his beef with babies and the time he met Bill Clinton.

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English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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1.78 : 1
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The title refers to the nickname given to Bill Clinton during the 1992 U.S. presidential election. See more »

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John Mulaney: I wanna tell you one more story before I get out of here, about the night I met a guy named Bill Clinton. Some of you know who that is? For those of you that don't, he was President of the United States from 1993 until 2001, and he is a smooth and fantastic hillbilly who should be declared Emperor of the United States of America.
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9 January 2019 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

Although his latest Netflix special "Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Hall" is incisive and amusing, this earlier routine by John Mulaney is stronger and much funnier. Here, there are a number of laugh-out-loud moments, in particular discussing the highs and lows of adulthood like mortgages and real estate, all delivered by Mulaney in a charming, boyish manner with effective timing. It all leads to an extended story involving his mother and Bill Clinton that gives the special its name, and ends the show on a terrific note. It's also particularly interesting how director Rhys Thomas manages to stamp the show with a visual identity and smooth calculated camerawork, using light touches and subtle flourishes without distracting from the main show.


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