- John Mulaney returns to Comedy Central with a deal to make two new 'Sack Lunch Bunch' special.
Comedy Central has announced today a deal with two-time Emmy winning comedian John Mulaney.
The deal includes two original “Sack Lunch Bunch” specials, including an upcoming holiday-themed one that will reunite the cast from the original hit. The specials will be headlined and executive produced by Mulaney and marks his return to Comedy Central where he last did a special in 2012.
“We couldn’t be more excited about John’s return to Comedy Central and hope this is just the beginning of a long-standing partnership,” said Chris McCarthy, President of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands.
Mulaney added, “I was an intern at Comedy Central when I was barely older than the kids in the “Sack Lunch Bunch.” I wasn’t a very good intern, so I am psyched they hired me again. We are thrilled to bring these specials to Comedy Central: a place where I have had so many good times.”
Mulaney has been nominated for 16 Emmys and is a two-time winner. Additionally, he has won a WGA Award and a Peabody Award. Late last year, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch written by Mulaney and Markia Sawyer, with music composed by Eli Bolin and directed by Rhys Thomas, premiered to excellent reviews. Rolling Stone proclaimed it “a perfect parody of children’s TV shows and a great addition to the canon.” The A.V. Club called it “spectacular.”
The former Saturday Night Live writer (and subsequent three-time host), has been one of the most successful comedians of the past decade with specials including Kid Gorgeous, Comeback Kid, and New in Town. He also previously starred in the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello alongside Nick Kroll and was heard in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. He has written and appears in IFC’s Documentary Now and Netflix’s Big Mouth.