John Mulaney @mulaney:
John Mulaney taught us about the ways of the world as a talking head on VH1’s pop-culture symposium Best Week Ever, then he taught us about the hippest night spots in New York City as co-creator of Bill Hader’s beloved SNL role, Stefon. We’ll go on record saying that he was one of the best recurring characters the show has seen in recent years. It helped Mulaney rack up a few Emmy nominations for outstanding writing, national standup tours, a second comedy album-DVD (New in Town), and now, with SNL (and Lorne Michaels’ support) behind him, a semiautobiographical TV pilot about an aspiring comedian in New York (insert Seinfeld joke here), originally written for NBC, but wisely salvaged and green-lit by FOX. Martin Short plays his boss, so we’re already laughing. If you’re smart, you’ll catch the golden boy — that’d be Mulaney; Martin is more of a golden-gray — the next time he stops by The Bell House or another Brooklyn haunt.