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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.

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Rhys Thomas

Writer:

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

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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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13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Chicago Illinois, USA

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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: There was this sort of chivalrous policy on campus back then, where, late at night, if female students were leaving the library unaccompanied, male students were encouraged to wait out in front and offer to walk them home. That sounds good, right? So, my mom tells me that Bill Clinton would be out in front of the library every single night... just being like, "Hey, can I walk ya home? Hey, can I walk ya home? Hey, can I walk ya home? Hey, can I walk ya home?" And one night, my mom was leaving ...
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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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