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John Mulaney Reviews

Comedy & Stand-up

Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 28

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4.0 star rating Len from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A VERY FUNNY PERFORMANCE (BUT TOO MUCH ABOUT HIS DRUG REHAB EXPERIENCE)

My fiance and I looked forward to seeing Mr. Mullaney live and we were not disappointed. He is a very, very funny man with a gift for writing comedy. I just wish the entire show had not revolved around his bout with drugs and his rehab experience. Honestly, it got a little old for me about 50 minutes into his routine, and he rarely deviated from that theme. This show is not for children, although there were some children in the audience, including one 12 year-old the night we saw the show that Mr. Mullaney had a back-and-forth with. We are happy that he has reckoned with his drug use, which was destroying his life and career. I am hoping that the next time I see him perform live there will be other themes for him to explore.

3.0 star rating SF from Providence, Rhode Island

NOT HIS BEST

Don’t think teaming up with PD did him any favors. JM just didn’t deliver the usual belly laughs. And the ‘hate Trump bit’ was extra and unnecessary.

3.0 star rating Jr from Cape cod

HOLLYWOOD KID

I think this show was different because you can see how hollywood has changed him. He was sharp and witty and his normal self mostly but hearing about his celebrity intervention and him complaining about nobody recognizing him at the rehab made him highly unrelatable. And him begging the audience to buy tshirts was insulting after i spent $300 for two balcony seats, especially after he essentially stated he spent probably what was hundreds of thousands dollars worth of drugs. It was a good show but it just reminded me of why i hate celebrities. I thought he was different but i guess not.

2.0 star rating Fayaway Canale from Seattle, Washington

JOHN MULANEY

Fantastic! Great energy awesome night. Thanks John!

2.0 star rating CAyano from St. Louis, MO

LACKED INSIGHT

I have enjoyed John's previous stand ups and Specials (New in Town was good). Unfortunately, his live standup was not funny. I'm glad he's clean and happy with his life. I found him to be a poor story teller. He dropped a lot of names of semi famous comedian friends who staged his intervention. His jokes would probably be funny to those who are in his friend circle but to strangers like me they were flat and lacked insightfulness. At one point, he picked on an audience member who came out of rehab the night of the show and John Mullaney completely demeaned the seriousness of alcoholism. To quote Mullaney: "just alcoholism, come I'll show you the way" and he proceeded to list his own addictions of stimulants (Aderall, cocaine) and benzodiazepines as if those are "superior" alcoholism. Clearly a man in his 40s with very little insight and poor grasp of what an addiction is. Alcohol is not a scheduled drug but it is quite dangerous and with fatal withdrawal. Obviously, I don't expect Mullaney to have a good grasp of the disease process but I was hoping he would be more sympathetic. I would've overlooked the above mentioned lack of judgment if he was funny. Alas, he was not.

2.0 star rating Chris Marr ( seen in Poughkeepsie) from New York, New York

UNFUNNY, SELFISH COMEDIAN ADDED INSULT TO INJURY BY MAKING US WAIT OUTSIDE FOR AN HOUR "LOCKING" OUR PHONES !

Shameful,selfish comedian spent an hour selfishly discussing his drug addictions proudly unabashedly revealing his inner most gruesome self. Not only did we have to listen to tales of addiction, recovery, intervention, but we were forced to listen to blab blab about how to illegally score, how he is surrounded by celebrities whose personal cell numbers he clearly has but also grossly discuss's his personal wealth such to the extent that he has people that control his funds, but luckily had an extra credit card w/ clearly a high enough credit limit to waltz into Tourneau & purchase a $12K Rolex for which to simply sell to buy coke. The whole thing for him I suppose was catharsis, however for us it was just boring & unfair. Frankly, since we the audience provided his "obvious catharsis" it should he who should be paying us as audience therapists ! Complete, utter waste of our time. The only time I laughed was because I was able to slip my phone into the venue and bypass his further conceited "requirements" of locking my property. (although we were forced to wait in the cold online for an hr missing the opening act. P.S. Lenny Bruce wasn't really funny and neither was Richard Pryor after lighting himself on fire .Try making us laugh with you not at you next time John

1.0 star rating from St. Louis, Missouri

POST-REHAB ROUTINE SUCKS

Not funny. We left. We weren’t the first to go. Whole thing with both the 8 year old & guy who got out of alcohol rehab earlier that day were pitiful. Needed Routine Intervention. Some Adventures in Intervention ok, but not whole act & it was the whole routine. At least A/C worked

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