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Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid

Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid

John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his pockets, and when he listens, he is assessing and shrewd, suggesting a confidence and insight beyond his 32 years. But here's the thing about Mulaney: He's also worthless, redundant and antiquated, a portrait of high self-image commingling with low self-worth. And those are just his words — "I am the most useless, ridiculous creature on Earth," he told me. Last spring, at Largo at the Coronet, the influential comedy club...

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