Be prepared to experience Mulaney's comedic genius.
John Mulaney is hosting Saturday Night Live for the third time this weekend and there’s a whole lot of love between the comedian and the long-running comedy show. As one of the series’ writers between 2008 and 2014, Mulaney often created sketches that had the potential to be thought-provoking, but were mostly so absurd that the audience couldn’t help but laugh. (If you want to truly understand the man’s genius for comedy, he is the one behind Bill Hader’s beloved SNL character, Stefon.)
But before we witness a new set of his sketches come to life, let's take a journey back in time to several bits that made him one of the best hosts ever on the late-night show:
Jim: Sorry but the date of 1965 is NOT the start of our war in Vietnam. The first casualty was 8 June, 1956. The first American soldier died in the Vietnam War was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, Jr., a U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant. Thirteen Americans were wounded in three terrorist bombings. Since then, number of terrorist incidents rose quickly. In the last quarter of 1957, 75 local officers were assassinated and kidnapped.