Episodes: 13 (half-hour)
TV show dates: October 5, 2014 — February 15, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman, and Elliott Gould.
TV show description:
This multi-camera comedy revolves around a rising stand-up comic who’s 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 (Mulaney) is a 29-year-old comedian working the stand-up circuit and looking for his big break. His life changes drastically when self-centered comedy legend and game show host Lou Cannon (Martin Short) hires the young comic as a writer. Lou may be John’s entrée into the world of big-money show business, but he’s also a total nightmare.
Mulaney’s life becomes a tug-of-war between the stress of his new job and his guilt over not being there for his best friends and roommates:
Jane (Nasim Pedrad) is a tightly wound yet directionless personal trainer. Motif (Seaton Smith) is a powerhouse comic who shares nothing in common with Mulaney other than their love of stand-up. A trust-fund baby, Andre (Zack Pearlman) has a knack for showing up in Mulaney’s life at the worst possible moments.
Mulaney’s one refuge from his life of chaos is his neighbor, Oscar (Elliott Gould). He’s a 71-year-old gay NYC veteran who’s seen it all. Oscar is opinionated, refined, gentle, wise and sometimes extremely cantankerous. Most of all however, he’s a source of sound advice when Mulaney needs it most.
Episode #13 — Life is a Series of Different Apartments
When their building is infested with bed bugs, Mulaney and the gang secretly crash at a Lou’s vacant pad and unknowingly eat some special Oscar “treats,” leading to more problems when Lou unexpectedly returns from vacation early.
First aired: February 15, 2015
What do you think? Do you like the Mulaney TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?