John Mulaney stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (December 2) and dished all about his upcoming Netflix special, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch!
“It’s a show for kids by an adult with kids present,” the 37-year-old comedian told Jimmy. “It’s a children musical special, and I am a man with no children and no musical ability – but I wanted to do a variety special and I wanted to do it with kids. It’s a nod to the shows I grew up on.”
John then went on to reveal that Stevie Nicks passed on his special but invited him to hang in her yard instead: “When she passes on a TV project, she really passes on it,” Mulaney explained, adding that he reached her manager who turned down the offer. “She said ‘Also, Stevie listened to the song and she doesn’t think it’s funny.’And I said ‘Oh, okay. Yeah, the first answer was good enough.’ And she said, ‘Stevie’s confused, because this is not one of her songs.’”
Stevie‘s manager mentioned the musician’s appearance on American Horror Story: Coven, where she sang one of her own songs, “Seven Wonders.” Mulaney said he was aware, noting, again, that he’d wanted Nicks to sing a parody song, to which the manager once again replied, “But she doesn’t find it funny.”
Later on the show, Jimmy challenged John Mulaney to give opinions on the spot about randomly generated holiday topics, like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and mistletoe.
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