One of the specials include a holiday-themed reunion between the show’s original cast.This agreement marks Mulvaney's first return in 8 years.
Comedy Central announced a deal with comedian, John Mulaney, who will headline and executive produce two original “Sack Lunch Bunch” specials, including an upcoming holiday-themed reunion between the show’s original cast. The deal marks Mulaney’s return to Comedy Central since 2012. “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.
The former “Saturday Night Live” writer and three-time host has contributed his comedy to “Kid Gorgeous”, “Comeback Kid”, and “New in Town.” He also previously starred in the Broadway hit, “Oh, Hello” alongside Nick Kroll and was heard in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, which won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.
Mulaney has written and appears in IFC’s “Documentary Now” and Netflix’s “Big Mouth”. “I was an intern at Comedy Central when I was barely older than the kids in the 'Sack Lunch Bunch,' he said. "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.”
Besides being nominated for the Emmys 16 times and winning two, he won a WGA Award and a Peabody Award and wrote “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” with Markia Sawyer. The song was composed by Eli Bolin and directed by Rhys Thomas.
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.” Chris McCarthy President of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands