• Comedian John Mulaney lands television deal with Lorne Michaels and NBC

    This should come as no surprise to true comedy lovers: stand-up comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney has landed a deal to produce a television pilot for NBC. Written by Mulaney and helmed by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels, the as-of-yet-untitled, multi-camera ensemble, based loosely on Mulaney’s life, will center on a group of young friends and their misadventures. If you’ve heard Mulaney’s stand-up, you’ll know he was once a heavy drinker– so we we’d imagine those elements will be inserted into the show.

    Dave Becky (who works with just about every successful comic, including Louis C.K.) as well as 30 Rock‘s David Miner and Andrew Singer will co-executive produce. If you’d like a taste of Mulaney’s stand-up (or you’re already a fan and think of a better way to spend a few minutes), press play on the below track, taken from his latest album New in Town, which Laughspin named the best comedy album of 2012.

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    Dylan P. Gadino

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