John Mulaney to headline SPB Spring Comedy Show

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Comedian John Mulaney will perform at Washington University this spring, Social Programming Board announced Sunday night.

The Spring Comedy Show will take place on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. in Graham Chapel, and doors will open at 8 p.m.

SPB comedy director and sophomore Maansi Vatsan said that the comedian was chosen because of his increasing popularity and broad-based appeal, citing his two St. Louis shows at the Pageant later this spring.

Mulaney is best-known for his work as a writer for “Saturday Night Live” but premiered a television sitcom under his own name as the creator, producer, writer and lead actor on FOX in fall 2014.

The most popular character Mulaney created on “Saturday Night Live” was “Stefon,” the well-meaning but disconnected New York City correspondent for the Weekend Update desk, whom he co-created with Bill Hader.

Mulaney was nominated for several Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series with the “SNL” writing staff from 2009-12. He won an award in 2011 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards with Justin Timberlake, Seth Meyers and Katreese Barnes for the Justin Timberlake Monologue on “SNL.”

See Monday’s issue of Student Life for the full story.