Comedian John Mulaney feels falsely modest about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.John and Conan sit down to talk about growing up in a family trapped in the 1950s, the power of dressing well, fulfilling a lifelong dream of a career in comedy, and the rewarding experience of creating his new Netflix show John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch. Later, Conan and his team share their formative cinematic experiences.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Actor Bill Hader is nominated for acting in and writing the HBO dark comedy series, 'Barry,' in which he plays a hitman who enrolls in acting classes. He talks about coming up with the concept of the series and struggling with anxiety during his years on 'Saturday Night Live.' Comic John Mulaney spent five years as a writer and producer on 'SNL,' but was "absolutely terrified" when he came back to host. Now he's up for an Emmy for his episode. Mulaney talks about writing monologues for famous guests and his cameo in the series 'Crashing.'
Mulaney was a writer at 'Saturday Night Live' for five years and recently returned to host for the first time. "I was absolutely terrified," he says. "To be performing something you've written and trying to listen to the jokes while making sure you're on your mark and looking into the right camera and then being pulled around to do costume fittings — it was scary." He talks about his 'SNL' audition, writing monologues for famous hosts, and drawing on his Catholic upbringing for stand-up material.
Stand-up comedian John Mulaney joins Scott to talk about the process of writing transitions for his new special Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, where he would like to haunt as a ghost, and his celebrity net worth. Then, sports bar poet Clovis Mandrake stops by to read some of his work. Plus, former teapot Mrs. Potts returns to talk about her new love interest. This episode is brought to you by Rick & Morty, Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim, and Black Tux (www.blacktux.com/BANGBANG).