90+ John Mulaney Quotes On College, School And Funny
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- Ill book a ticket on some garbage airline. I dont wanna name an actual airline so lets make one up, lets just call it like Delta Airlines
- Excuse me: I am homeless. I am gay. I have AIDS. I'm new in town.
- I have a lot of stories about being a kid because it was the last time I was interesting.
- In terms of, like, instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin.
- I'm a very lucky person. I'm an idiot, and I've shoveled through life rather nicely so far, so I don't feel like I deserve good treatment.
- If you’re comparing the badness of two words and you won’t even say one of them [the n-word], that’s the worse word.
- All my money is in a savings account. My dad has explained the stock market to me maybe 75 times. I still don't understand it.
- I plan to join the 'SNL' band as a maraca player and stand behind saxophonist Lenny Pickett. That way they will at least cut to me before commercial breaks. I'll be sure to look right into camera.
- I like when things are crazy. Something good comes out of exhaustion.
- Comfort is everything. You start doing something and you want it to be perfect right away, but most babies are born ugly and then they shake it out and you get beautiful toddlers.
John Mulaney Image Quotes
I like when things are crazy. Something good comes out of exhaustion. — John Mulaney
John Mulaney Short Quotes
- Understudies don't normally get invited to openings.
- Most open-mic experiences I had were okay.
- Everyone's very relaxed about brand names in television.
- Maybe I just have high self-esteem, but I have a lot that I really enjoy.
- I don't make plans anymore. So I'm not living minute to minute.
- I still like to turn on the TV and watch whatever's on.
- Part of standup is being loose and having a good time yourself and that translates to the audience.
- I like to pace onstage.
- I like that idea that what I do might be mainstream. Might be.
- I look back on being 17 and think, 'Oh my God, how did I not die?'
John Mulaney Quotes On Funny
I like making fun of myself a lot. I like being made fun of, too. I've always enjoyed it. There's just something really, really funny about someone tearing into me. — John Mulaney
It was funny to be an emcee, because you're so at the mercy of the club. You can show up for the weekend hoping to get the $400 - and get fired. I had to prank whoever they told me to prank. — John Mulaney
"The Doula" was and is a very, very special episode to me because I think it's very funny and very weird and it also is 100 percent based on my life, in that I fainted three times during Sex Ed in real life the three different years. — John Mulaney
I kind of thought, wouldn't it be funny to take a swing at being on the weird side of mainstream? — John Mulaney
It's been very funny to try to act like an adult. Even getting dressed. Every day, I'm like, 'Should I wear a blazer and walk around with an umbrella? Do I carry a briefcase?' Because I'm trying to be some image of the adults I saw on TV growing up. — John Mulaney
If something is very, very funny but possibly controversial, if it's truly funny, then it's worth doing. Things aren't worth doing for the sake of being controversial. — John Mulaney
Things have to be funny first, and if they want to have a point, that's awesome. — John Mulaney
I love comedians that dive into politics. I personally don't feel comfortable, with my background, weighing in unless I have a take that I think is funny enough that I would put it in front of an audience. — John Mulaney
My dad is and was very funny and had a really dry sense of humor, which, as a kid, seemed un-fun. But in retrospect, it's kind of hilarious. — John Mulaney
I remember writing standup jokes without having done sets. But as soon as I did my first set, it didn't matter. Everything I thought would work didn't work. And everything I was iffy on was funny. — John Mulaney
John Mulaney Quotes On People
If I was at the Comedy Cellar at midnight you yelled at the back of the room. But you, for television, play it to the camera because yes you're communicating to the people at home using the studio audience that's right in front of you as a guide for that. — John Mulaney
I've always believed that you often need less. You don't need to hear why people are friends, you don't need to hear why people are roommates, you don't need to hear why someone would help a friend to do something. — John Mulaney
That was an interesting thing I learned I think the first time I did a late night show or something. It was like, "Oh, this is for the camera and a performance that you're giving to the people at home." — John Mulaney
It's nice when you're nervous and everybody's like, "Yeah, you should be nervous." Because a lot of times you're anxious and people say, "Relax. Shut up." And that just feels like, Well, I guess I'm also crazy. — John Mulaney
When you have something that you did so many jobs on and were so front and center on, and then people dislike it, you want to learn lessons from it, and you want to move on, and you want to move on too fast. — John Mulaney
Why do people shush animals? Theyve never spoken — John Mulaney
Nick Kroll, A.D. Miles, Chelsea Peretti - those were the people I was always doing open mics with. — John Mulaney
I never turn on the crowd. Sometimes, you think it's a terrible show, and then afterward, sometimes people say they really liked it. So turning on the crowd is only going to alienate the few people who might like it. What do I do in that situation? Get through it. — John Mulaney
People having expectations maybe means they've enjoyed what I've done. — John Mulaney
If someone had written a review saying, ''Oh, Hello' is stupid,' we would have said, 'Yeah, it is. You're absolutely right.' That people liked it was extremely cool. — John Mulaney
John Mulaney Famous Quotes And Sayings
I like to turn on the TV and watch whatever's on. Nick Kroll does that a lot. He doesn't watch important shows. He'll just turn on a documentary on Mia Hamm and watch it for an hour. Whatever's on, we watch. — John Mulaney
I like when things are crazy. Something good comes out of exhaustion. — John Mulaney
I think for many of us - speaking for just a pocket of the country - we trusted Obama. So when you leave your baby with your mom to watch, you don't run home and check the nanny cam. But now we've left the baby with Gary Busey, so we're going to be a lot more on it. — John Mulaney
Occasionally you get that one person that says "I really like that one part of this joke" and you go, "Oh thank you that's my favorite part too." But no, in order for it to be authentic hopefully you have jokes that everyone can just get on board with and then you have a few things for yourself. — John Mulaney
I'm a very straightforward person. But that's fine for a comedian. Because a lot of times you're talking about everyone else. — John Mulaney
I definitely look like a toddler. I feel comfortable and I have a lot of fun out there [John Mulaney Show]. And if I were to be extremely egotistical, I'd say I got a tiny bit better. — John Mulaney
I've done festivals in the past where I'd be a guest, it was like, Wow, maybe someday I could play Town Hall - but that'll be a long way off. So it's very exciting. — John Mulaney
I really set out to do this traditional looking and traditional sounding multi-cam sitcom, but then make the world as elastic as an animated show could be. Make the world as surreal as we wanted it to be. — John Mulaney
I do longer runs on things, a lot stories. I really like one-liners, I like a lot of different kinds of standup but I've always been long-winded. — John Mulaney
It's important to remember that life is a joke, and that outlook grants a lot of perspective, but I don't think comedy should change and become political due to other things. It should just laugh at that cosmic joke that life is all the time. — John Mulaney
There's [John Mulaney Show] jokes that I have in stand up that I wouldn't try to put in, I would try to have someone just speak extemporaneously in the middle of a scene about an episode of "Law and Order" or something. — John Mulaney
As I got into high school and after puberty, I was a little more inward. I was a real extrovert when I was little, but I don't know, I just got quieter... With my friends, I was still an extrovert. — John Mulaney
I've seen most of the major, important shows, but I watch them all at once, like movies, so my TV relationships are still with shows like 'Law And Order: SVU,' 'Shark Tank,' and HGTV. — John Mulaney
Sometimes I - with comedy, it's like someone liking you in high school. They either do, or they don't. And when they don't, they don't. And that's it. There are no appeals. You show up, and you're like, 'Hi! I'm -' and you stumble, and they're like, 'It's over.' — John Mulaney
Going on the road for long stretches can seem daunting, and I certainly miss being home sometimes, but the chance to see so many different cities, let alone perform in them, is something I am really grateful for. — John Mulaney
I never knew you were supposed to push off of your feet when you walked. And I tried it, and I walked much faster. — John Mulaney
In every case, I find pre-planning noble, but not always that useful in comedy. You know comedy once you're doing it. — John Mulaney
My childhood was completely dominated by Bill Clinton and the OJ trial. I don't think we had a family dinner where one didn't come up. — John Mulaney
I was always the squarest person in the cool room, and alternatively, sometimes the weirder person at the mainstream table. — John Mulaney
You all have a relative who is an expert even though they really don't know what they're talking about. — John Mulaney
On Friday night, it was fun [to know] that if you bombed, or whatever was going on, that you'd be on TV at 11. It was a cool feeling, and you'd get a couple hundred dollars. — John Mulaney
With the first episode [of John Mulaney Show] I tell a story that happened to me accidentally chasing a woman down the subway. — John Mulaney
I had a lot of fun writing things that died during dress rehearsal. Sometimes I remember the crazy ones that died even more fondly than the ones that did really well. — John Mulaney
Things don't exist until they exist. — John Mulaney
I have tons of jokes with moments in them over the years in stand-up that don't get a laugh but I love them so they stay. — John Mulaney
Being president looks like the worst job in the world. — John Mulaney
A lot of comedy clubs are set up with people sitting at little tables and you have everything from the way they are seated to them ordering or taking a sip of a drink, these can make a comedian go harder and faster in a club. — John Mulaney
I also had Elliot Gould and Martin Short and Nasim Pedrad - let alone Zack Pearlman who is going to be a huge star, as is Seaton Smith - out there and I love writing for them and just sitting back and watching them be excellent. And when you are sitting across from Elliott Gould sharing a scene it just raises your game. — John Mulaney
I have too many influences to name. I like a wide variety of stuff, which I think has been helpful. I liked every comedian I saw on TV growing up in the '80s. Every comedian. — John Mulaney
I was just trying to blend the standup that I do almost with like the visual sketch stuff that I did on "Saturday Night Live." And so in terms of how elastic in the world is, we'll see what we can get away with [in John Mulaney show]. — John Mulaney
Bill Clinton fascinates me because, at the time, it seemed like his shenanigans and the people after him were the biggest political stories you could ever imagine. I remember when the 'Starr Report' was published in the newspaper, all of us were reading it in the high-school cafeteria, and a dean started taking the newspapers away from us. — John Mulaney
I have found that people who really want to work at 'Saturday Night Live' and pursue it get pretty close. You have to be funny - but everyone who works there, it was their dream to work there. So it's kind of nice in that way - there's a lot of people who say, 'I just always wanted to do this, and now I'm doing it.' — John Mulaney
The more you do stuff, the better you get at dealing with how you still fail at it a lot of the time. — John Mulaney
I wish I could go tell 12-year-old me like I don't worry that you just fainted in front of all the girls, one day you'll be able to make this into an episode of TV. — John Mulaney
Having done stand-up on television and in stand-up specials for like Comedy Central, you learn quickly that for that type of performance you're playing to the camera. — John Mulaney
The best-case scenario is everything goes perfect and smooth, but we're also a new and weird show. So all my conversations were, "Hey last night didn't go perfect but we kind of know what we've got in store for everybody episode-wise." — John Mulaney
I was new to acting on a stage in a narrative as opposed to acting on a stage as a stand-up. And like everything else it's just like comfort level. The first time I did stand-up I was at a place called the B3 in New York on Third and Avenue B and I not only didn't take the mic out of the stand, but I clutched the stand of the entire time. — John Mulaney
It is 100% easier not to do things than to do them, and so much fun not to do them - especially when you were supposed to do them. In terms of instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin. — John Mulaney
An episode that is near and dear to my heart is the entire cast in one room for the night because we get bed bugs in our apartment building so we have to stay with Martin Short. — John Mulaney
My standup persona is like I'll heighten things, but I'm observing the world as it is in sort of a heightened emotional state. — John Mulaney
I'm pretty self-critical about everything I've ever done: stand-up, 'SNL.' — John Mulaney
I always wanted it to be multi-cam from the beginning. In the first seeds of the idea, I wanted a live audience, multi-cam show. That was very important for me. — John Mulaney
I just watched a ton of comedy and saw a ton of different styles, and eventually you think, 'Oh, yeah, I could be like that.' — John Mulaney
There are a lot of great jokes you can sit down and write, but that's just a written joke, versus the comedy of the situation. Ideally, you're pulling as much comedy out of the situation as you can. — John Mulaney
The difficulty of getting a movie made through a major studio is so extreme that when a movie comes out, everyone should give it four stars because it was accomplished. — John Mulaney
I stopped drinking when I was 23. I kind of started when I was 13, so it was a 10-year run. But I just became a bad, annoying drunk child, so when I stopped, I'd done a lot of things I wasn't proud of. — John Mulaney
You can't always see both sides of the story. Eventually, you have to pick a side and stick with it. No more equivocating. You have to commit. — John Mulaney
Stand-up for me is just my opinions on things, so it wouldn't be as fun translated into a sketch. Nor would a sketch be as fun if it were me standing there saying it. — John Mulaney
You can do good work simply staying up all night and eating nothing but junk food, but probably not in the long term. — John Mulaney
It's really fun to be writing and producing your own sketches. You almost have more control. — John Mulaney
I don't know if there's a strategy really so much as, like I learned doing standup and had to learn fast, you always just try to give your favorite, strongest stuff as early as possible and you start with what you like the most. — John Mulaney
Life Lessons by John Mulaney
- John Mulaney teaches us to take life with a grain of salt and to always find the humor in the everyday. He encourages us to be open to new experiences and to never take ourselves too seriously.
- Through his comedy, Mulaney encourages us to embrace our individuality and to be confident in who we are. He also emphasizes the importance of connecting with others and being kind to one another.
- Finally, Mulaney's work reminds us to never stop learning and growing as individuals. He encourages us to be curious and to never be afraid to ask questions and explore new ideas.
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