Music Everywhere feat. Jake Gyllenhaal | John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch | Netflix Is A Joke

According to Vulture, John Mulaney has signed a deal with Comedy Central to host and executive produce two new John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch specials.


Mulaney spilled about his trip down memory lane as a former intern on Comedy Central and how overjoyed he is to be a part of the special, saying:

"I was an intern at Comedy Central when I was barely older than the kids in the 'Sack Lunch Bunch.' I wasn't a very good intern, so I am psyched they hired me again. We are thrilled to bring these specials to Comedy Central: a place where I have had so many good times."

Taking on the form of a children's musical comedy special from a man with neither children nor musical ability, Variety confirmed that the first installment of the Sack Lunch Bunch was an hour-long variety special starring Mulaney, over a dozen child actors, and celebrity guests like Jake Gyllenhaal, Natasha Lyonne and David Byrne. Mulaney co-wrote it with Marika Sawyer with music by composer Eli Bolin alongside director Rhys Thomas. It was well received by critics, holding a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

ViacomCBS Entertainment executive Chris McCarthy provided a statement, saying:

"We couldn't be more excited about John's return to Comedy Central and hope this is just the beginning of a long-standing partnership."

Variety went on to report that the Comedy Central specials mark a return to the network for Mulaney, who appeared on the stand up series Comedy Central Presents in 2009 alongside with his comedy album The Top Part. He then released his stand up special New in Town in 2012.

Mulaney's credits include stand up specials Kid Gorgeous, Comeback Kid, Big Mouth and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He also served as a former writer on Saturday Night Live and has since gone on to host the show three times.

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