There’s a good excuse to stay at home with your Saturday night if you don’t already have some great comedy to see and/or a hot date. Comedy Central Presents specials are often such a reason, and this weekend viewers will have a tried and true killer to enjoy for a half-hour live onstage. Well, on television, but you get the idea. Tonight’s newest Comedy Central Presents features the Chicago-born Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney doing arguably what he does best: some of the more impressive, memorable, and hilarious stand-up comedy to come.
You may have had to see him appear on Saturday Night Live alongside ‘Weekend Update’ host Seth Meyers to know that he’s even involved with the show, but Mulaney has penned some of the most talked about skits and characters for SNL in recent seasons. For further proof, see Bill Hader’s Stefon. As more incentive to watch, you can take a look at his most recent TV five minutes on Conan O’Brien from Wednesday night below. His running Law & Order bit keeps getting better and better with age, and on Conan, he throws a healthy bit of Ice T into the mix. All that said, more motivation isn’t necessary on this one. John Mulaney is arguably one of the freshest, most enjoyable stand-ups out there today, and his latest taped 30-minutes & CD, New In Town, premieres at 10pm/9c tonight on Comedy Central.