From Scratch: Review


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John Mulaney, a popular comedian among young adults and teenagers, recently performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater. He had two shows back to back on April 17th, both of which entirely sold out. 

The show was a phone-free event which meant that every attendee was required to put their phone in a locked case which they could keep with them. They had this precaution because they don’t want the comedian’s skit to get out before the tour is over. It was odd to see a crowd that huge without anyone checking their devices, but it wasn’t bad in any way. 

I went to his second show of the night. There were two openers, Seaton Smith and Dan Levy. Both did fantastic jobs of warming up the crowd and setting a tone for the rest of the night. 

It’s important to note that this is Mulaney’s first tour after he went through various scandals. The biggest one being how he went to rehab for several drug addictions. Despite this having hurt his reputation, a large part of his show was about that very experience. 

I was worried that the show would be vastly different from his other work, which is what I came to love him for. However, he did an excellent job of recognizing his mistakes and turning them into something he could use to re-establish who he is as a comedian. 

Even though I was freezing with a minor cold, it was a great night. Mulaney pulls the audience in with ease and keeps them laughing the whole time. He is truly one of the best comedians of our generation. 

The ‘From Scratch’ tour was an incredible experience. I sincerely hope I get to see Mulaney perform again.