John Mulaney and NBC's Saturday Night Live have an interesting relationship over the years and on Thursday, it took an entirely new direction Thursday when Late Night with Seth Meyers executive producer Mike Shoemaker announced that the actor/comedian has joined the late-night talk show as a staff writer. "John Mulaney likes to work so this week he officially joined 'Late Night with [Seth Meyers]' as a staff writer. I hope he stays for 100 years but I will settle for 'as long as John wants'," Shoemaker wrote in his post.
In the past three years, Mulaney has hosted Saturday Night Live four times- most recently, hosting the October 31 episode. Mulaney is also known for his work writing Bill Hader's "Stefon" character during SNL's "Weekend Update." Outside of NBC late-night, Mulaney also created the 2019 Netflix special John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch– a special inspired by Sesame Street, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, The Electric Company, and other children's program with Mulaney overseeing a group of fifteen talented children.
John Mulaney likes to work so this week he officially joined Late Night with @SethMeyers as a staff writer. I hope he stays for 100 years but I will settle for "as long as John wants".
Here's the 1st sketch from rookie @latenightseth writer John @Mulaney:https://t.co/IMZ4DHbOAJ
— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) November 13, 2020
In Mulaney's first work for the late-night talk show, he puts on his ghost enthusiast hat to discuss the deceased's paranormal contribution to the recent 2020 Presidential election:
"Late Night with Seth Meyers" is home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and topical monologue jokes. It is hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer Seth Meyers, who was one of 2014's TIME 100 Most Influential People and named to Variety's 2016 New Power of New York list. Previously, Meyers served as head writer on "Saturday Night Live" and anchor on the show's wildly popular "Weekend Update." "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was nominated in 2017 for both an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and a Writers Guild Award.
An established comedian, Meyers is known for his perfectly-timed wit and off-the-cuff satire. According to Salon, Meyers is "one of the most important political voices on television" and Vanity Fair called "Late Night" "one of television's most intellectually curious talk shows." "Late Night with Seth Meyers" has been nominated for two GLAAD Media Awards. Meyers' fellow "Saturday Night Live" cast member and friend Fred Armisen serves as music director/drummer for the house band, The 8G Band with Fred Armisen.
From Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group and Broadway Video, Late Night with Seth Meyers is executive produced by Lorne Michaels (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live) and produced by Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live).