Comedy is subjective. Something I think is funny, might not be funny to other people. That’s true at least in theory. We all have our things.
However, can I suggest that the story told in the video above … The Salt and Pepper Diner … by Boston-born, New York-based comedian John Mulaney is funny on something like a universal level.
Anyone who’s heard What’s New Pussycat by Tom Jones should be able to appreciate the basic hilariousness of what’s going on in this classic … play it a million times on repeat through a jukebox in a crowded diner gag. Am I right?
Other places to discover Mulaney is his two last comedy specials, New In Town and The Comeback Kid. Find them on YouTube and Netflix. I also recommend this clip about Donald Trump from 2015 … before he won the presidency.
He’s a funny, intelligent and weird kinda guy who excels in the actual art of joke writing. His routines are absolutely stuffed with one liners and word play.
Renowned for his work on Saturday Night Live, collaborating with comics like Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, he’s now doing a Broadway production with Nick Kroll called Oh, Hello.