On paper, it hasn’t looked like the best year for comedian John Mulaney. His Fox sitcom was canceled after a brief stint of bad reviews and dwindling ratings, which would probably be enough to send anyone into a bit of a funk. But recent interviews show the comic’s spirit is undimmed, and now his new Netflix special, John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, has arrived so you can mix up your nightly routine of whiskey and re-watching of New In Town. (You can keep drinking the whiskey, obviously, but it’s great to have new Mulaney material.)
Going from a special called New In Town to one titled The Comeback Kid may leave you wondering what the hell happened in between those two tapings. Happily, here’s a short clip of the new special, to give you a sense of what you’ll be in for. It’s a little more Catholicism-centric than you may have been expecting, but then again, if ever there was a religion desperately needing a rebranding as The Comeback Kid, it’s the Catholic Church.