The Comedian: John Mulaney
Sometimes, a measure of success can be as simple as three letters, or in this case, three capital letters: SNL. But for writer and comedian John Mulaney, his achievements are not only tied up in this little-known sketch-comedy production, but on his amazing stand up specials as well. When asked what he'd like to be known for Mulaney may jest, "hopefully I'll be remembered as a very good comedian and not for any murders. I really hope no one finds out about the murders." But the only place he really kills it is on stage, touring with the likes of Sarah Silverman, Todd Glass, Louie CK, David Cross, and Arj Barker. A dream come true scenario for any comic writer as young as Mulaney. The most memorable dream-come-true though? "There have been many surreal moments since I started at SNL. I always think of one day though when Sir Elton John was hosting and I was working on a sketch with him and Fred Armisen in his dressing room. Elton John was telling us how his hands aren't big enough to be a great guitar player and how they're barely big enough to play piano. And we told him, 'you're a very good piano player.' That was a surreal moment." Looks like there's no sad-clown syndrome on the horizon here.
Hair by Sera Sloane Bishop, makeup by Erin Green and Tiffany Patton.