In the winter of 2013, up-and-coming comedian John Mulaney packed Turner Hall on the weight of his uproariously funny 2012 special, New In Town. Since that well-attended early March show—a rare event that forced the venue to offer balcony seating—Mulaney’s hilarious mixture of smarm and charm has rendered him a household name in comedy, seen him deliver infinitely quotable performances in the role of “Too Much Tuna” prankster George St. Geegland on Kroll Show, and landed him a FOX sitcom named after him. Hey, two out of three ain’t bad, right?
With Mulaney all but cancelled, the short-lived show’s namesake is getting back to what he does best: stand-up. Yesterday, Mulaney started a 30-show tour, which will conclude at Pabst Theater on May 29. Milwaukee is just one of four Midwestern cities the comedian will hit during his lengthy run. Reserved tickets cost $29.50 and will go on sale at noon Friday, February 27.