John Mulaney isn’t even 30 and he’s already had a career in comedy that longtime veterans would kill for. So far he’s best known for his work writing for Saturday Night Live, including cocreating the character Stefon with Bill Hader, which would earn the pair a spot in SNL history even if they never did anything else. But stand-up fans might also know him for his 2009 album The Top Part, which is one of the funniest and most listenable comedy concert albums of the past decade.
Tomorrow night Mulaney’s new standup special, New in Town, airs on Comedy Central (9 PM CST), and an album and DVD of the special is out on January 31. After the jump is a brief Q&A between myself and the Chicago-born comedian as well as a couple of clips from the new special.