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28. John Mulaney

Apparently it's not enough for some people to just write for Saturday Night Live – not even when that person co-created the immortal character "Stefon." For John Mulaney, SNL is now something of a day job (if your day job also won you Emmys); he¹s also one of the country's best young stand-ups. "It is 100% easier not to do things than to do them, and so much fun not to do them – especially when you were supposed to do them. In terms of instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin," he explained on his second album of wry, self-mocking observational comedy, 2012's New in Town. Mulaney has been making the late night rounds, filming appearances for Kroll Show and doing some of his best work on Twitter. "I had zero idea using counterfeit money was illegal!! Please, please know that BEFORE you hear Kohl's side of the story," he tweeted.

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