The Netflix train continues to roll as they add another big time comedian with a show to their bulbous slate of comedian based shows. The streaming platform has greenlit Big Mouth from Kroll Show's title character/creator Nick Kroll. Variety says the show will be a 30 minute "edgy, surreal animated comedy," which describes most of what Kroll usually does. It follows teenagers, Nick and Andrew (Kroll's irl bff and Family Guy writer/producer Andrew Goldberg) who are on the cusp of puberty. John Mulaney is said to actually voice the character of Andrew however. Of course, other comedians are joining the voice cast including Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessi Klein. Big Mouth will scream its first ten episodes on Netflix in 2017.
The smooth tones of John Mulaney are back in a Netflix special that is sure to be as divisive as the other Netflix specials his contemporaries have released. This Friday, November 13th will see the comedian work some magic at the Chicago Theater.
In the meantime, you can head over to Vulture to read about Mulaney's experience with the cancellation of his Fox series Mulaney and how the show didn't turn out well for either side. Here are some excerpts below:
Joseph Karg is no stranger to drawing posters. He freehands some of the most trippy and out there comedy based art. It's a particular niche that audiences seem to enjoy as much as the comedians themselves. Karg is a talented artist whose work should not be missed. Now, Karg has started a Kickstarter in order to promote a book of his best posters.
Using the tagline "1 Artist. 52 Posters. 131 Comedians," the artist aims to raise $15,000 in order to supply a collection of 52 weekly posters to the masses. These works have been done over the past year from the weekly comedy show on which many if not all of these posters are based called Whiplash. The venue has been around for a few years, garnering the attention of some of the biggest comedians from Louis C.K. to Jim Gaffigan and Marc Maron. Karg draws these posters in order to promote the comedian's appearance at Whiplash because he believes that they deserve artistic ways to promote their own works.
As of this writing, there are currently 28 days left in the campaign which has raised almost $1,500 of its $15,000 goal. The book, One Year at Whiplash, is a cool idea especially for fans of the comedy scene. Of course, there are incentives to donating. Tiers start at $10 and go all the way up to $750 with rewards include any 11 X 17 signed print form Karg's website, the book itself featuring 52 removable posters, watercolor or digital portraits of any one of your favorite comedians, an original illustration of anything you'd like and more.
Other comedians Karg has drawn include Ilana Glazer, Michael Che, Carmen Lynch, Chelsea Peretti, Sara Schafer, Eliza Skinner and loads more. Check out some of Karg's work below.
The Oddball Comedy Festival returns next month and Funny or Die has released the full schedule and dates. Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer are hosting while John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Anthony Jeselnik, Jay Pharoah, Nikki Glaser, Jeff Ross, Michael Che, Nick Thune, Rachel Feinstein, Rory Schovel, T.J. Miller and more are set to perform at various points in the festival. Tickets will go on sale starting this Friday. You can find all the dates, information and featured comedians over on the website. In the meantime, there's a neat, old timey announcement video you can watch.
John Mulaney's newest show, Mulaney, premieres on Sunday if you haven't seen the ads that are being shotgunned down our throats every day since August. Paul F. Tompkins sits down on Speakeasy with Mulaney to talk about shirtless auditions, writing for Saturday Night Live, and the stress of making a show.