John Mulaney Embraces New Career Paths Beyond Comedy

John Mulaney Embraces New Career Paths Beyond Comedy

John Mulaney is expanding his career horizons, expressing enthusiasm for opportunities beyond stand-up comedy, including potential talk shows and even hosting the Oscars.

In a recent interview, Mulaney discussed his evolving career outlook. “I used to have strong opinions: ‘I’ll only do this’ or ‘I’ll never do that.’ And I didn’t want to get pigeonholed. But both I and the entire entertainment business have changed so much,” he reflected.

He pointed out how diverse roles in entertainment have become: “There are people who host a game show every week, and we might not even realize it — except for the millions watching them.”

Mulaney recently ventured into new territory with Netflix’s Is a Joke Fest, creating and hosting a quirky chat show titled John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s In LA. The show, which featured six nights of live programs, was a hit on the streaming platform last month.

“I’m very into following my instincts and embracing what’s happening in the moment,” Mulaney shared. He revealed that Everybody’s In LA was an instinctive project. “I really don’t have a strong principled take on doing it again. It was so fun, you know?”

Mulaney’s name has been floated on social media as a potential Oscars host, gaining support from fans who appreciate his skills as a talk show presenter. This momentum has been further bolstered by his successful stint as the host of the Academy Governor’s Awards in January. His clever monologue and viral moments from the event garnered significant attention online.

Although Mulaney co-hosted the Film Independent Spirit Awards with Nick Kroll in 2017 and 2018, he has yet to take on the Oscars hosting role.

At 41, Mulaney acknowledges a shift in his career perspective, moving away from rigid boundaries and embracing the evolving landscape of the entertainment industry. His adaptability and willingness to explore new avenues signal exciting prospects for his future endeavors.