If you’ve ever been to the Strand Book Store in New York City, you know it’s a place where inspiration can come to life, and few people know that better than Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. 10 years ago they saw two older men buying Alan Alda’s memoir “Never Have Your Dog Stuffed” at the Strand Book Store and found inspiration for their popular alter egos — Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, grumpy 70-somethings who live on the Upper West Side of New York City.
“These guys clearly were joined at the hip for 40 years, and they’re buying their own copies. So, a deep friendship with real selfishness,” Mulaney joked.
Kroll continued, “We started hosting a show at a club called Rififi … as those guys, and we just built it from there.” Eventually these characters made appearances on the “Kroll Show,” which led to an off-Broadway show, a national tour and now, has led them to the bright lights of Broadway where their show “Oh, Hello on Broadway” opened on Oct. 10, 2016 at the Lyceum Theatre.
I sat down in the Yahoo News studio with the two comedians to talk more about their play, their comedy careers, including their performances on Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show” and “Saturday Night Live,” and what’s next.
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