John Mulaney (born August 26, 1982) is an American comedian best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live (SNL). He has been referred to by the New York Times as "his generation's Jerry Seinfeld". Mulaney is originally from Chicago, where he attended St. Clement School and St. Ignatius College Prep. He then attended Georgetown University, where he studied English Literature. In addition to writing for SNL, Mulaney has appeared on the show's "Weekend Update" segment. He and SNL actor Bill Hader co-created the recurring SNL character Stefon. Mulaney also previously made regular appearances on Best Week Ever on VH1. Mulaney appeared multiple times on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and twice on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In 2009, he released a stand-up comedy album entitled The Top Part. In 2012 he released another stand-up comedy album called New In Town. In May 2013, NBC passed on picking up Mulaney's semi-autobiographical sitcom pilot, titled Mulaney. Lorne Michaels was among the executive producers for the pilot. The show was to be about a young comic who writes jokes for a game show host. Martin Short was rumored to take on the part of the host.