A Tale of Two Pilot Tapings: How to Fall in Love with Mulaney (or Not)

October 6, 2014 2:10 AM

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It's hard to laugh after the second, let alone the seventh time. It's especially hard to laugh pleasantly, loudly, and realistically seven times in a row, on very little food, after sitting in a plastic chair for several hours, while watching a live performance of a never-ending 22 minute episode of a sitcom you've never seen before.

I've spent about 14 hours of my life watching the pilot of Mulaney. That's seven hours at the taping for the NBC version of the pilot, six hours at the taping for the Fox version of the pilot, and one hour watching and re-watching the finished pilot. As huge fans of John Mulaney's stand-up (to the p...

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