Broadway is about to get an earful. Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are bringing their beloved, semi-scripted two-man show Oh, Hello to Broadway this fall.
Billed as a “memoir for the stage,” Oh, Hello features Kroll and Mulaney as a pair of assertive and bizarre elderly men named Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, respectively. As both performers have extensive backgrounds in improv, the show follows a loose script that allows Kroll and Mulaney to invent fresh jokes and situations on the fly.
Kroll and Mulaney have been performing as their cantankerous Oh, Hello alter egos together since the early-2000s. The characters gained widespread popularity after their faux prank show “Too Much Tuna” was featured as a recurring bit on Kroll’s sketch show The Kroll Show.
Meanwhile, Kroll and Mulaney were making names for themselves as a pair of the hottest comedians on television — Kroll starring in long-running FX series The League in addition to his own show, and Mulaney releasing a pair of critically celebrated stand-up specials on Netflix. After The Kroll Show ended last year, Kroll and Mulaney toured their Oh, Hello characters to an unprecedented fan fervor, resulting in sold-out shows, spots on late-night couches, and even a wonderfully bizarre spot hosting a The Bachelor after-show.
Finally Gil and George have found their home on Broadway, the perfect venue for these staunchly opinionated, unapologetic Upper West Siders. Oh, Hello on Broadway will enter previews at The Lyceum Theatre on Sept. 23 and open on Oct. 10, running through Jan. 8, 2017. The show will be directed by two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers, whose past directing credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Peter and the Starcatcher. Timbers is also the co-creator of the Golden Globe-winning series Mozart in the Jungle.