John Mulaney on the Joy of Bombing

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Here’s a bit from John Mulaney’s new interview with the AV Club in which he talks about why bombing really isn’t so bad: “It’s really funny to get up onstage and try and be funny and no one is laughing at you. It’s really pathetic. It’s a failure. Somebody failing at their job and having to keep doing it is really funny. You get onstage and you know in a couple minutes, like, ‘Well, this is not good,’ and you have to stay up there for an hour. It’s like if the waiter kept dropping things over and over and over and couldn’t get anything on your table, it would be really, really funny.”