Review: John Mulaney, “Kid Gorgeous” on Netflix

John Mulaney is one of the best stand-up comedians working today.

Although probably not today as it’s a holiday, but you get it. And even if you don’t get it, and need all the qualifiers, Mulaney definitely probably is the best cis heterosexual privileged white male in the stand-up trade in 2018.

His most recent stand-up special, Kid Gorgeous, came out on Netflix in May.

As I wrote then in my review for Decider:

John Mulaney may have written the most timeless Trump joke a decade ago, when few others in comedy cared enough to bother tackling The Donald onstage.

And now that we’re in the thick of it during Donald J. Trump’s first presidential term in the White House, John Mulaney has done it again, finding the precisely peculiar analogy to make either side of the aisle laugh in recognition of the times we’re living in in 2018. Thankfully not all of us with Netflix subscriptions are as thin-skinned nor as journalistically compromised as the White House press corps. So we can appreciate the greatness of Mulaney’s comedy.

Read my full review of John Mulaney’s Kid Gorgeous on Netflix, over at

Sean L. McCarthy

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