Traditional Sitcoms Don't Work for Talented Comedians

October 29, 2014 3:30 PM

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Traditional Sitcoms Don't Work for Talented Comedians

I finally got around to watching the first three episodes of John Mulaney's new show Mulaney on Fox. As an avid comedy lover and an unapologetic sitcom fangirl, I was excited to see how this old school format would play out with a modern narrative. I didn't read any reviews beforehand, but couldn't completely ignore the Seinfeld comparison chatter.

As the first episode began, the dialogue sounded a little familiar. I quickly recognized that it was a joke from Mulaney's standup routine about deviously trying to procure Xanax from his doctor. When I began to guess the punchline of every joke there after, I realized his standup routine had essent...

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