John Mulaney to headline SA’s 18th annual Comedy Series

Student Association to bring stand up and Big Mouth comedian Feb. 16


Stand-up comedian John Mulaney will be headlining the 18th annual SA Comedy Series on Feb. 16, Student Association President Gunnar Haberl announced on Friday. 

“After reviewing the student-wide survey this winter break, it was clear that John Mulaney was the student body’s first choice,” Haberl said. “I am thrilled that once again SA will be providing a high caliber comedian that relates directly to college students in continuing with the tradition of the series.” 

The Chicago native is best known from an exceptional body of work throughout the stand-up comedy circuit. Mulaney also found work writing for Saturday Night Live and received a Primetime Emmy Award in 2018 for his special “Kid Gorgeous.” 

Mulaney transitioned more heavily into writing and voice acting with the Netflix hit “Big Mouth,” which has been renewed for a third season. Mulaney also provided voice-over work on “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse,” serving as his feature film debut in 2018.

Mulaney will have two performances at the CFA at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Undergraduate students can reserve tickets beginning Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. on the SA website. Haberl said tickets for the general public will be made available if any unclaimed tickets remain by Feb. 9. Guest tickets will be made available in the event of extra seats beginning Feb. 14. 

Brian Evans is the senior arts editor and can be reached at 


Brian Evans is a senior English major and The Spectrum's senior arts editor.