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Does John Mulaney Talk About His Brother's Death in 'John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch'?


John Mulaney's new special, John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch, dropped on Netflix just in time for Christmas (Christmas Eve, to be exact). It's a children's TV special, as described by John himself in the trailer — and what does that mean exactly? Well, it's John hanging out with a bunch of kids, talking about the realities of life. There's singing and special guest star appearances, including Natasha Lyonne and Jake Gyllenhaal. The subject of death is brought up, but were John's own experiences with it discussed?

John Mulaney's brother died when he was young.

The topic of death comes up repeatedly in the otherwise jovial show, along with other serious talking points. There's a kid whose worst fear is drowning, another talks about a memory of seeing a woman cry in New York City, there's talk of accidental shootings and schizophrenia, and more. John knows death pretty well himself: His own brother, Peter, died when he was four years old. Peter passed away in 1986.