John Mulaney shared his opinions on some holiday traditions and other topics on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror and the calendar has flipped over to December. That means the holiday season is in full swing and with it comes a number of traditions and decorations. But for comedian John Mulaney, some should be left behind and for good reason.
Mulaney is out promoting his new Netflix special John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch. It will be a variety show featuring Mulaney and children, inspired by Seasame Street and other kids’ programming form the 1970s.
It will be interesting to see how Mulaney interacts with children and how his unique sense of humor translates to the format. Fans are well aware that Mulaney is fantastic in sketch work thanks to his time as a writer and recurring host at Saturday Night Live.
Mulaney was on Monday night’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he played a round of “Wheel of Opinions.” It was a nice reminder of Mulaney’s trademark wit and perspective but it made it only that much more difficult to imagine the comedian on stage with children.
Watch as Mulaney shares his thoughts on some longstanding Christmas traditions before moving on to advice for crooks and how he sums up the past decade.
In an era when bullying is no joke and therapy is a widely used resource, John Mulaney may have ruined Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for everyone. What should be a feelgood story about acceptance is instead a cautionary tale in the eyes of Mulaney.
Mulaney also isn’t so sure mistletoe has a place during the holidays in 2019. Plenty of people have taken issue with the song Baby It’s Cold Outside in recent years and for good reason. Mulaney extends the umbrella of questionable Christmas content to the “perverted garnish”
The comedian then wonders why so many crooks prefer the fingerless glove. Mulaney may claim he is no forensics expert but the comedian did have an interest in detective work before turning to a career in entertainment.
And Mulaney’s summary of the 2010s is short and simple. Everyone is offended but not so sure who started it. Let’s hope things get better in the next decade and everyone gets to their Southwest flight peacefully.
John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch arrives on Netflix on Dec. 24. Let us know what you expect to see from the special in the comment section below. Keep checking Last Night On for more news, updates, and highlights from late night television.