John Mulaney premiered John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch, a parody of children’s TV shows, last year on Netflix.
He’ll make two more specials with the kids for Comedy Central.
Comedy Central announced the news Tuesday. At least one of Mulaney’s two new Sack Lunch Bunch specials will come with a holiday theme with the original cast. “I was an intern at Comedy Central when I was barely older than the kids in the Sack Lunch Bunch. I wasn’t a very good intern, so I am psyched they hired me again. We are thrilled to bring these specials to Comedy Central: a place where I have had so many good times,” Mulaney said.
He wrote the 2019 special with Marika Sawyer, with music composed by Eli Bolin and directed by Rhys Thomas. It included appearances and performances from Richard Kind, André De Shields, David Byrne, Natasha Lyonne, Annaleigh Ashford, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
“We couldn’t be more excited about John’s return to Comedy Central and hope this is just the beginning of a long-standing partnership,” said Chris McCarthy, President of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands.