Here's a trailer for John Mulaney's Netflix special

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:

What do you think was miscommunicated?

One thing that was helpful — and one thing I learned running a show — was figuring out what wasn’t my job. There are so many things you can take on. You could say, “I don’t love the props. I’m going to start coming in earlier and making sure all of the props are whatever.” But one thing I do have to say is it’s not my job is to critique it. I wouldn’t presume to know. I could go on for hours, but when people don’t like something, they don’t like it. Sometimes I — with comedy, it’s like someone liking you in high school. They either do or they don’t. And when they don’t, they don’t. And that’s it. There are no appeals. You show up, and you’re like, “Hi! I’m —” and you stumble and they’re like, “It’s over.” I know that’s part of it. People turned it on, and if they didn’t like it, they didn’t like it.

Do you think the multi-camera sitcom is just a format that can’t be pushed to something weirder?

No, no, no, no. When I said it’s not my job to critique the show, there are things — tonal things — that I know, if I did it again, I would adjust. They’re not huge, and they’re not all that interesting. But, no, you can totally do it, and I think The Carmichael Show is an example of, like, a really smart comic and smart writers, and setting up a show that can live that way.

Donate to the Whiplash Kickstarter to get a poster book of your favorite comedians

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. 

Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival returns with Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer & other comedians

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.