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John Mulaney gives breakup advice in 'Ask a Grown Man'

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Let John Mulaney tell you how to break up with your first boyfriend. Mulaney, the comedian and star of a self-titled sitcom on Fox, is the latest grown-up to dole out romantic advice in Rookie‘s “Ask a Grown Man” series.  READ FULL STORY

'SNL': Who should replace Seth Meyers on 'Weekend Update'?

The news that Seth Meyers has been tapped as the next Late Night host begs an obvious question: Who will take over the Saturday Night Live anchor job?

My first pick: Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney. Mulaney has been a with the show for a few years, and since his pilot, Mulaney, wasn’t picked up, he could be looking for a bigger role on the late-night program. Mulaney has appeared in a few sketches before — check out his rant against Girl Scouts on Weekend Update — as well as garnered raves for his stand-up special, New In Town — so he would be a perfect fit. (A rep for Mulaney didn’t respond to EW’s request for comment.)

I don’t really see a current Saturday Night Live performer rising to “Update.” While I’d watch Bill Hader do just about anything on television, it’s unlikely that the character-driven performer would choose to give up a larger role in sketches to anchor the faux broadcast. The same goes for buzzy newcomers Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong. Perhaps Saturday Night Live should reach out to a former cast member — Maya Rudolph is searching for a new show after Up All Night was canceled, and her two brief cameos on this past week’s broadcast show she’s just as funny as ever. Besides Rudolph, SNL should consider some of these funny ladies who didn’t get the Late Night job, such as Samantha Bee or Amy Sedaris. READ FULL STORY

April Fools' Comedy Day: John Mulaney on his hypothetical YA novel, Stefon in 20 years, and 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

This April Fools’ Day we decided our readers deserved a good laugh. But since a website can neither get collectively engaged nor pregnant we realized we needed some help. So we interviewed five comedians with upcoming project. Get to know them as they answer our April Questionnaire. Then check out more of their comedy online.   

Get to know John Mulaney:

You might know John from the times he’s appeared on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update or remember his name as one of the writers (along with Bill Hader) of the Stefon character. Or maybe you’re a true comedy fan and have listened to his albums ”New in Town” or ”The Top Part.” If not, get on it. He’s also got a new pilot, filming soon, for NBC.  READ FULL STORY

Love cover star Louis C.K.? Check out these up-and-coming comics

This week’s cover star Louis C.K. is often referred to as a comedian’s comedian, the kind of guy who considers the stand-up form sacred and takes his form and craft very seriously. In carving out his own personal area of the comedy world (one worth millions of dollars without a short term loan), he has not only cast himself as a singularity but also paved the way for a new wave of dynamic stand-ups who have thrived in today’s multi-platform environment mostly by tapping into their purest selves — just like Louis did.

So take a look at these five comics, all of whom seem ready to break out at a moment’s notice. You may not know them now… but you will. READ FULL STORY

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