Interview: Dan Levy and John Mulaney on the crowded comedy scene and texting with strangers

You might not know the name Dan Levy, but you know his work. The stand-up has written on shows like Mulaney and The Goldbergs and has toured with everyone from Aziz Ansari to John Mulaney. The latter is one of his best friends, and with Levy’s new stand-up special, Dan Levy: Lion, hitting streaming service Seeso this Thursday, November 17, we tasked Mulaney with interviewing his buddy and then answering some questions, with only a modicum of help from us. The result is an intimate and hilarious look at two good friends, their inside jokes, and their love for each other.

John Mulaney: Tell us about some of your earlier work on the stage. You were in Annie, is that correct?

Dan Levy: Yes, I was in lots of musicals in high school. I was in Bye Bye Birdie. I played Conrad Birdie.

JM: You played Birdie in Bye …

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