Multi-camera ensemble comedy series about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level and the friends and mentors who lift him up, hold him back and push him around. JOHN MULANEY is a 29-year-old comedian working the stand-up circuit and looking for his big break. But life drastically changes when self-centered comedy legend and game show host LOU CANNON hires Mulaney as a writer. Lou may be John’s entrée into the world of big-money show business, but he’s also a total nightmare. Still, the job represents everything Mulaney thinks he wants. But does he really? And, at what cost? And what does it say about him if he quits? And what does it say about him if he stays? And has Lou had work done?
Season 01, Episode 01 – “Pilot”
John, a struggling stand-up comedian, takes a job writing for a difficult game-show host in the premiere of this sitcom based on the life and comedy of entertainer John Mulaney. Meanwhile, John’s roommate Jane tries to prove to an ex that she isn’t crazy; and his other roommate Motif attempts to write a joke with a great punch line.
Season 01, Episode 02 – “The Doula”
John starts dating a doula who helps him deal with his fear of childbirth. Meanwhile, Lou’s outrageous on-screen behavior warrants John’s attention.
Season 01, Episode 03 – “Halloween”
John’s neighbor Lapidus dies, and to honor him, John decides to use Lapidus’ jokes for Lou’s monologue.
Season 01, Episode 04 – “Sweet Jane”
Mulaney wonders why Jane dislikes all of his girlfriends; and Lou asks for help planning a dignified death.
Season 01, Episode 05 – “In the Name of the Mother, and the Son and the Holy Andre”
John gets a visit from his devoutly Catholic parents. Meanwhile, Jane starts taking a certain medication to impress a guy, despite the unpleasant side effects.
Season 01, Episode 06 – “Patriot Acts”
John and Motif sign up to appear in a USO comedy tour when Jane dates a marine.
Season 01, Episode 07 – “Motif & the City”
After Motif finds out that John and Jane are not adding him to the apartment lease, he turns to his three girlfriends for support.
Season 01, Episode 08 – “It’s A Wonderful Home Alone”
John’s resentment of actor Macaulay Culkin dampens his Christmas spirit. Meanwhile, Lou is worried when his rival, network host Jesse Tyler Munoz, announces a competing holiday special, and Andre is mistaken for a puppet.
Season 01, Episode 09 – “Worlds Collide”
Jane becomes Lou’s personal trainer. Motif wants advice from Oscar for his comedy routine.
PROPER NOTE: Killers was grp.req. Not sure why
Season 01, Episode 10 – “French Roast”
John faces the dilemma of being mean about Lou when he is invited to participate in a celebrity roast.