So I just finished watching this special on Netflix and it was pretty weird. But I expected nothing less from Mulaney. I can relate to John because we both have very obscure senses of humor. Some of the songs and bits in the show I found funny, but others I did not. Maybe this is because I am not a fan of musicals and much of this special was singing.
Jake Gyllenhaal made an appearance and he did a great job. He was very funny and added a lot to the show. I also admire the creativity and the up-beat nature of the show as a whole. I have been wanting to watch his special for some time now, but today specifically I was looking for something to cheer me up. So I decided to watch John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch. And soon, I was cheered up.
The show is weird and unique. Not everyone will find it funny, but that is ok. That is the nature of the business. But, if you are feeling upset and need something to make you giggle, or smile, or something to say, “That is just so freaking weird” to, than maybe this show is perfect for you.
One thing that I liked about this special was the ending. Here, I heard these important words: “There has never been anyone like you. There is no one like you. There will never be anyone like you. Therefore, be yourself.” That is some powerful stuff right there. It is always nice to hear that and be reminded, even if it sounds childish.
If you get a chance, watch this special on Netflix or see the trailer on YouTube. It might make you laugh, or you may think Mulaney is a bit too eccentric for your taste. Either way, it might put you in a good mood, so it’s worth a watch.
P.S. In the words of Stefon, this Netflix special has everything: men in mustaches, children singing weird songs and an asian american woman named John Mulaney.