What is John Mulaney’s Net Worth?
Comedian John Mulaney may be his generation’s answer to Jerry Seinfeld, especially when it comes to making jokes about his childhood. Mulaney’s standup often finds humor in everyday situations, ranging from working as a temp early in his career to dealing with alcohol.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Mulaney graduated from Georgetown University in 2004. He moved to New York City where he landed a job working as an office assistant at Comedy Central. He used his position at Comedy Central as a springboard to gain entry into the writing team at Saturday Night Live. From there his brand of comedy and writing only grew in popularity. As he eventually landed his own sitcom and recently was the breakout character, “Spider-Ham” in the new Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse. His net worth currently about $3 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. So how did he build his fortune and what’s next for Mulaney?
He started as a writer
Mulaney launched his career writing for shows like Important Things With Dimitri Martin and then Saturday Night Live. While writing for Saturday Night Live he collaborated with cast member, Bill Hader to create the Weekend Update guest character, Stefon.
Mulaney thought because Stefon was so outrageous, the sketch would be immediately cut. But was thrilled to find out audiences loved it. Mulaney and Hader carefully crafted the character to resemble a Party Monster kid from “pop up club kid culture from 2007.” Each sketch included crazier and more outrageous lines. And although Hader and Mulaney wrote the sketches together, Mulaney would clandestinely change a few lines to make Hader break character.
Other writing credits include Documentary Now, Oh Hello (both on Broadway and series short) and his short-lived series, Mulaney. He also has an amazing standup career too. And won a Primetime Emmy for his recent tour, Kid Gorgeous at Radio City. Other noteworthy standup includes The Comeback Kid and New in Town.
But boy can he act too
Mulaney also has a lengthy acting resume. He appeared in the Kroll Show as his character George St. Geegland, which he resurrected for Broadway along with comedian Nick Kroll. He also played himself on his comedy series, Mulaney, as well as on The Jim Gaffigan Show.
He also appeared on the HBO series, Crashing and on Portlandia, again as George St. Geegland. In addition to writing for SNL, he also appeared in a few sketches. Most recently portraying Stefon’s love interest, “Shy” on Weekend Update. Mulaney has also acted in animated series such as Animals and Big Mouth.
Most recently, Mulaney made is big screen debut portraying Spider-Ham in Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse. “[Spider-Ham] is a fun guy who is capable of great rage,” he told Variety. “To go see him back at the Daily Deagle — I could see a Watergate-like story at the Beagle where he’s both a reporter and Spider-Ham by night.”
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