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15 Juicy Secrets About John Mulaney

1. John Edmund Mulaney is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

2. He is best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live and as a standup comedian. He was the creator and star of the Fox sitcom Mulaney, a semi-autobiographical series which aired from October 2014 until its cancellation in February 2015.

3. Mulaney was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ellen , a law professor, and Charles W. Mulaney, Jr., an attorney.

4. His maternal great-uncle is William H. Bates, who also served as a U.S. congressman.

5. Upon graduating from college, he moved to New York with ambitions of a career in comedy, and was hired as an office assistant at Comedy Central.

6. In addition to his work on SNL, Mulaney has worked for a number of years as a stand-up comedian.

7. Mulaney also released a stand-up comedy album entitled The Top Part in 2009, and a stand-up comedy special called New In Town in 2012.

8. He frequently tours his comedy shows, sometimes with his Mulaney co-star Seaton Smith.

9. In October 2013, Fox announced that they picked up the show for a six-episode season order.

10. Mulaney regularly performed as George St. Geegland, an elderly man from the Upper West Side of New York.

11. Geegland and fellow New Yorker, Gil Faizon , host a prank show in which contestants are given sandwiches with too much tuna fish.

12. Mulaney has received positive feedback for his stand-up work and writing on Saturday Night Live, although his sitcom received poor reviews.

13. She added, “Mulaney is a comic, but he is not an actor…This is just not where he belongs.”

14. Mulaney and Tendler, who is Jewish, had their wedding ceremony performed by friend Dan Levy.

15. Admitting to having a drinking problem in the past, he no longer drinks alcohol. Mulaney has referenced his drinking in his stand-up routines.

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