John Mulaney in The Sack Lunch Bunch.
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Luckily, we haven’t seen the previous of John Mulaney and his trusty Sack Lunch Bunch just however. Comedy Central has exposed to Vulture that the stand-up comedian (and previous Comedy Central intern!) has made a offer with the network, in which he will headline and executive create two extra Sack Lunch Bunch specials. Just one will be an “upcoming vacation-themed distinctive that will reunite the solid from the original strike unique.”
The offer with Mulaney is component of a larger reinvention of Comedy Central, 1 which will see the community focusing on first comedy flicks, adult animation, and topical/level-of-see specials, normally from large names this sort of as Mulaney. Even though this offer does not place Comedy Central back again in the organization of carrying out stand-up specials with Mulaney — he’s just lately been incredibly attached to Netflix — the reality that Comedy Central was keen to stage up to make a deal with talent at Mulaney’s level is a sign the ViacomCBS-owned business stays significant about producing high quality content.
“I was an intern at Comedy Central when I was barely more mature than the little ones in the Sack Lunch Bunch. I wasn’t a quite superior intern, so I am psyched,” Mulaney reported in a push release. “They hired me once more. We are thrilled to provide these specials to Comedy Central: a place wherever I have experienced so many great occasions.” Chris McCarthy, president of the ViacomCBS Amusement and Youth group explained he hoped the offer finishes up as “just the starting of a extensive-standing partnership.”
Mulaney’s very first Sack Lunch Bunch exclusive debuted on Netflix in December 2019 and was, unsurprisingly for a Mulaney project, pretty great and amusing. Time will inform what form the following two specials will acquire on Comedy Central, but here’s hoping for sequels to initial hits this kind of as “Plain Plate of Noodles,” “Grandma’s Boyfriend Paul,” and of system “I Observed a White Lady Standing on the Avenue Just Sobbing (and I Believe About It The moment a 7 days).”