André De Shields, David Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford and More Attend “John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch” NY Premiere; Launches on Netflix on December 24

Netflix is a Joke held the New York premiere screening of “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” at The Metrograph in New York City on December 16, 2019. The musical special’s creator and star John Mulaney was in attendance alongside The Sack Lunch Bunch children, guest stars David Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford, and André De Shields and special guests Mike Birbiglia and Nick Kroll.

1st Row: Tyler Bourke, Oriah Elgrabli, Lexi Perkel, Orson Hong, Linder Sutton, Isabella Iannelli 2nd Row: Jacob Laval, André De Shields, Camille de la Cruz, John Mulaney, Suri Marrero, Ava Briglia, Zell Steele Morrow, Cordelia Commando, Jonah Mussolino, Alexander Bello attend the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

Emmy Award Winning Comedian John Mulaney aims to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets. The result: “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”.

Jacob Laval, David Byrne and Lexi Perkel attend the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

“I’m John Mulaney and I am a 37 year old man. The Sack Lunch Bunch is a group of children ages 8-13 who are more talented than me. In this special, we are joined by celebrity guests like David Byrne, Hadestown star and Tony Award Winner André De Shields, Natasha Lyonne, Annaleigh Ashford, Shereen Pimentel, Richard Kind, and Jake Gyllenhaal from the movie Zodiac. The result is a collage of Broadway caliber showstoppers, comedy sketches for all ages, meditations on the unknown from children and adults, and a papier mache volcano. It’s funny, musical, joyous, anxious, and surprisingly profound.”

“John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” is directed by Rhys Thomas (Documentary Now, SNL, John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid). The special launches globally on Netflix on December 24, 2019. Check out the photos from the premiere below.

Lia Chang and André De Shields attend the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Allison Posner
André De Shields and The Sack Lunch Bunch kids Camille de la Cruz, Isabella Iannelli, Orson Hong, Linder Sutton, Oriah Elgrabli, Ava Briglia, Cordelia Commando attend the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

André De Shields attends the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields attends the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields and Eli Bolin attend the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
Eli Bolin and André De Shields attend the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
Eli Bolin, Allison Posner and André De Shields attend the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
Phil Nee, Erin Quill, Lia Chang and André De Shields attend the John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch NY Special Screening at The Metrograph on December 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Bryan Bedder

Check out the trailer below and tune in to Netflix on December 24.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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