MIT SHASS and De Florez Fund welcome comedian John Mulaney

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous
Sunday, April 8 at 7:00 pm
Kresge Auditorium

Click here to enter the ticket lottery
by 11:59 pm on Monday, April 2

MIT SHASS and the De Florez Fund for Humor welcome Emmy Award–winning writer and comedian John Mulaney to campus for a free performance on Sunday, April 8 at 7:00 pm.

Mulaney began his career in New York’s East Village and joined Saturday Night Live as a writer in 2008. There he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. Mulaney currently writes for IFC’s Documentary Now and for Netflix’s Big Mouth, on which he also voices the character of Andrew.

Entertainment Weekly hailed Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up comics alive” and the AV Club called his most recent special, The Comeback Kid, “his best hour of his career.” He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello on Broadway, alongside Nick Kroll.

Funny like a brass rat…?

Each year, the De Florez Fund hosts two major comedy shows on campus while supporting community projects that share the virtues of good humor with MIT.

Founded in 1988 by MIT alumnus Peter de Florez ('38), the fund supports projects that “impress students with the importance of humor in all aspects of life, both personal and business.” In the words of Jay Keyser, MIT Professor of Linguistics Emeritus, “A sense of humor is to an MIT student what the magic lasso is to Wonder Woman. You can survive without it, but boy does it come in handy.”

Major grants are issued twice annually. Those seeking smaller grants—of $750 or less—may apply at any time.

MIT students, staff, and faculty who would like to attend John Mulaney's show on April 8 should enter the online ticket lottery by 11:59 pm on Monday, April 2 for the chance to receive up to two free tickets.


Suggested links

John Mulaney's website

De Florez Fund for Humor

Ticket lottery



Story prepared by MIT SHASS Communications
Writer: Daniel Pritchard