John Mulaney Explains How David Byrne Inspired His Comedy

The comedian, who convinced David Byrne to appear in his Netflix special "John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch," was deeply inspired by the musician's stage presence and mannerisms, in particular those chronicled in the 1980's concert film, "Stop Making Sense." #Colbert #Comedy #JohnMulaney
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  • This is not a rental car, it is privately owned.- David Byrne True Stories.

    Detassler 1Detassler 1Vor 4 Tage
  • john is like,, constantly in a state of dissociation

    blood rubiblood rubiVor 16 Tage
  • 1:28 that tone of sarcasm is part of my very good humor

    emi-is-never-productiveemi-is-never-productiveVor 17 Tage
  • John Mulaney’s only flaw is that he has seen the Joker movie

    junijuniVor 18 Tage
  • next ...

    Movie FanMovie FanVor 21 Tag
  • The David Byrne style dancing was mesmerizing.

    Malachite EyesMalachite EyesVor 28 Tage
  • "Stephen & John's Mutual Friend" Aw Tyler

    Malachite EyesMalachite EyesVor 28 Tage
  • John should check this amazing open letter from a parent :)

    Natalie RiveroNatalie RiveroVor 28 Tage
  • You can tell he is still recovering from that psychology colbert threw at him lol

    Enceladus JetEnceladus JetVor Monat
  • Just finished Stop Making Sense for the first time, truly amazing film.

    JuanMoreGameJuanMoreGameVor Monat
  • I need to know what they cut

    David EstradaDavid EstradaVor Monat
  • John and his wife don't want children because John is the Tall Child in their family.

    Caffeinated NationCaffeinated NationVor Monat
    • No one should want children. World is overpopulated as it is☝🏽

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  • I have never used the word "gross" genuinely and appropriately in my life but I just did when I saw his socks

    The rigThe rigVor Monat
    • His socks are awesomely John Mulaney

      Pingu NootsonPingu NootsonVor Monat
  • I used to own a VHS copy of Stop Making Sense and have seen it sooooo many times and have turned other people on to Talking Heads songs that they did not know by showing the movie to them. I have liked John Mulaney from the first time I saw him and to know he liked the movie as much as me is nice.

    cnmkidd1cnmkidd1Vor Monat
  • This interview is such a good one! Two friends having fun

    Melissa NgaiMelissa NgaiVor Monat
  • And you may find yourself, selling out Radio City Music Hall

    Jason SchulmanJason SchulmanVor Monat
  • Two Mulaney clips! God help us all

    GoKart MozartGoKart MozartVor Monat
  • His voice kinda reminds me of Neil Patrick Harris's at times

    Nahuel MartínezNahuel MartínezVor Monat
    • Etta bruh

      Malachite EyesMalachite EyesVor Monat
    • Nahuel Martínez yeah, like... when he’s been kicked in the nuts

      GoKart MozartGoKart MozartVor Monat
  • I never noticed it before but I can totally see the David Bryne influence. It feels like there's an overlap in their physical style, anxious energy and general brilliance.

    Emma JeanEmma JeanVor Monat
  • That bee on Mulaney’s tie is mesmerizing...

    Alex RAlex RVor Monat
    • Hey!

      Alex RAlex RVor 23 Tage
    • I didn't even see it until this video...

      Sarita MorrisonSarita MorrisonVor Monat
    • it's gucci

      Ashley KemperAshley KemperVor Monat
    • The yellow socks really complete the look

      Naia HendricksNaia HendricksVor Monat
    • safe the bees!

      AninjaAninjaVor Monat
  • 2:44 of content before another commercial? Idk how people manage to watch television without losing their shit.

    Boris The Soviet Love-HammerBoris The Soviet Love-HammerVor Monat
  • He looks like Louis Tomlinson

    Diego PisfilDiego PisfilVor Monat
  • My dad let me believe Bill Nye and David Byrne were the same person until I was in middle school, and when I asked him about it he just laughed.

    Shawn McVeyShawn McVeyVor Monat
    • Shawn McVey: That reminds me of an inside joke of my family's. They used to say that is a dwarf. To this day, I'm still not sure of her height, despite having seen an episode of To Tell the Truth that I'm pretty sure featured her.

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    • Funny guy your father

      MrEvilDuckyMrEvilDuckyVor Monat
  • Look up “David Byrne interviews himself” on youtube for some of that david byrne comedy style

    Genre CookGenre CookVor Monat
  • Look at that tall child.. he is burning candle at both ends. ♥️

    AntahvasinAntahvasinVor Monat
  • i keep thinking this is the flash from the tv show.

    dave yesiamdave yesiamVor Monat
    • 1st time I saw him I thought "wait, the flash does stand up comedy?" Before I realized they.were two seperate people lol

      The QuadThe QuadVor Monat
    • I keep waiting for the day when Grant Gustin and John Mulvaney will be on the same show and Grant will show up in a suit from 1920's, and John will be in Flash suit. Or maybe have John show up as an alternate Flash on Grant's show.

      Rowynne CrowleyRowynne CrowleyVor Monat
  • My parents put me in ballroom dancing at 11 years old! Totally get this. But I lived in England and it was very stiff.

    Jules Madison ArtPreneurJules Madison ArtPreneurVor Monat
  • Bring John Oliver

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  • True Stories is also a delight.

    Mark KeoghMark KeoghVor Monat
  • I’m a simple person. I see John Mulaney, I click like.

    Urvashi BalasubramaniamUrvashi BalasubramaniamVor Monat
  • Ok

    True Black KnightTrue Black KnightVor Monat
  • Speaking of iconic comedians... R.I.P. Terry Jones (February 01, 1942 - January 21, 2020)... May your work last longer than Shakespeare's 💔

    Marius ThefakerMarius ThefakerVor Monat
    • I thought that was the bass player from Squawking Heads

      Our Lady of Prompt LiqueurOur Lady of Prompt LiqueurVor Monat
    • @Garrett Goodfellow actually, i don't even know who David Byrne is, i just wanted to slip it in somewhere 🙂

      Marius ThefakerMarius ThefakerVor Monat
    • David Byrne isn't a comedian, but ok, I feel you

      Garrett GoodfellowGarrett GoodfellowVor Monat
  • I liked this guy on Crashing.

    Jeff PanettaJeff PanettaVor Monat
  • Thank you for thinking about non native english speakers and put subtitles on! Really appreciated

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  • John's just the best.

    NinjaBluefyreNinjaBluefyreVor Monat
    • @GoKart Mozart Are you checking out the weather chart to see if it's safe outside?

      NinjaBluefyreNinjaBluefyreVor 18 Tage
    • Esti Obel It's a Triumph the Insult Comic Dog reference. It was kind of funny, I'll give him that.

      Malachite EyesMalachite EyesVor Monat
    • Esti Obel it’s funny. Unlike, Jean Mulénie

      GoKart MozartGoKart MozartVor Monat
    • GoKart Mozart why would you say that

      Esti ObelEsti ObelVor Monat
    • NinjaBluefyre for me to poop on

      GoKart MozartGoKart MozartVor Monat
  • Watch True Stories (1986) dir. David Byrne

    Ean James ElmoreEan James ElmoreVor Monat
    • Absolutely joyful little movie!

      Mark KeoghMark KeoghVor Monat
  • Oh.. I would have thought David Byrne influenced him by looking like a kid in an adult's suit in that one video...

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  • So great to see the connection now.

    jessejames1999jessejames1999Vor Monat
  • So early! I love Mulvaney, he's funny as :D

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  • I’ve been waiting for this interview all day, love John!!!!!

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John Mulaney Explains How David Byrne Inspired His Comedy