John Mulaney's 'Everybody's in L.A.' Delivers Offbeat Comedy on Netflix

John Mulaney's new Netflix show, "John Mulaney Presents: Everybody's in L.A.," explores life in Los Angeles through six live episodes featuring guests like Jon Stewart and Hannah Gadsby. The show delves into topics like earthquakes, food delivery robots, and the paranormal, showcasing Mulaney's quirky humor.

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John Mulaney's 'Everybody's in L.A.' Delivers Offbeat Comedy on Netflix

John Mulaney's 'Everybody's in L.A.' Delivers Offbeat Comedy on Netflix

John Mulaney's new Netflix show, "John Mulaney Presents: Everybody's in L.A.," is a quirky and offbeat exploration of life in Los Angeles. The six-episode live series, which is part of the annual Netflix is a Joke Festival, features Mulaney delving into topics like earthquakes, food delivery robots, the paranormal, and hyperlocal L.A. references.

The show's unique format is a mishmash of live and prerecorded segments, featuring famous and regular people, awkwardness, and Mulaney's idiosyncrasies. Actor and comedian Richard Kind serves as the announcer, and the two have a strong rapport throughout the series. "It's not just for sick people,"Mulaney quips about the recurring Saymo delivery botsketch.

Each episode focuses on a specific topic related to life in L.A., with guests ranging from comedians like Jon Stewart, Mike Birbiglia, and Hannah Gadsby to experts such as paleontologist Emily Lindsey and seismologist Lucy Jones. Notable segments include Stewart reacting to the Saymo delivery bot, calling it a "rolling toilet," and renowned horror director John Carpenter professing his love for the city, stating,"L.A. for me was paradise. I've lived here ever since, and I love it. Love every inch of it."

The show's penultimate episode delves into the topic of earthquakes, a frequent occurrence in Southern California. Mulaney discusses earthquake safety with seismologist Lucy Jones, who debunks the myth of standing in a doorframe during a quake. In another segment, Mayor Karen Bass calls in to discuss the future of L.A., emphasizing its diverse culture and thriving entertainment industry. "The future of L.A. is incredible," Bass remarks, to which Mulaney humorously responds, "Yeah, but you're the mayor."

"Everybody's in L.A." is a departure from Mulaney's usual style of intimate, self-deprecating comedy. The show's willingness to take risks and embrace the bizarre makes it consistently surprising and entertaining, even if some segments run a bit too long or fall flat. As one viewer described it, the series often resembles a "fever dream," but it's a fun and different kind offever dreamthat showcases Mulaney's unique brand of humor.

All six episodes of "John Mulaney Presents: Everybody's in L.A." are now available to stream on Netflix. The show's limited run may be a test for a potential longer-term project, but its distinct style and humor make it uncertain whether it can be replicated. For now, fans can savor the brilliance of Mulaney's offbeat love letter to Los Angeles.