HBO’s Barry: A conversation with Bill Hader and John Mulaney

  • Published on May 17, 2019
  • Bill Hader and John Mulaney try to talk about HBO's Barry. Hader made the switch from being a master of impressions on SNL to creating, directing, and starring as a burned out assassin trying to break into the LA theater scene in HBO’s Barry. How did he pull it off?
    [Here's a supercut of just Bill Hader laughing:]
    Now entering its second season, Barry is only getting darker, funnier, and more addictive-and it’s being hailed as one of the most refreshing shows on television. The show received 13 Emmy nominations, including Best Actor (for which he won), Best Director and Best Writing for Hader himself-along with Best Series. Join us as Hader and fellow SNL alum John Mulaney discuss the trajectory of his career leading up to the show, the new season, and much more. Recorded May 12, 2019 at 92nd Street Y.
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Comments • 747

  • 92nd Street Y
    92nd Street Y  4 months ago +704

    Supercut of just Bill Hader laughing:

  • sicparvis87
    sicparvis87 3 hours ago +1

    31:56 is that exact moment where Bill is trying to compose himself after realising just how many people are there. It's such a relatable thing and I appreciate him being so open about his anxiety with performing. Improv is a terrifying concept to me and it's incredible that people who suffer with anxiety can push through that. Both of them are amazing.

  • Agnes Zajac
    Agnes Zajac 7 hours ago

    Did not know this was over an hour but since I'm here...

  • Jessie Rodriguez

    Pure. Genius.

  • Maggie Godfrey
    Maggie Godfrey Day ago

    Legitimately two of the funniest men in the world

  • Tracy Vieth
    Tracy Vieth 2 days ago

    Dont ever take paxil.....

  • Fernando Andres Sosa Arcay

    I loved watching two of my favorite comedians fucking TEAR apart 2 children

  • Nolan Daniels
    Nolan Daniels 2 days ago +1


  • Maggie DelCastillo
    Maggie DelCastillo 3 days ago

    Bill Hader and I take the same medication! awww twinsies!

  • StopTouchingMe93
    StopTouchingMe93 3 days ago +1

    One of the things I learned from this is someone needs to replace Lorne Michaels so SNL can be funny.

  • nevaeh habak
    nevaeh habak 3 days ago

    2:06 honestly my favourite part of the whole thing

  • TH3M1K3D
    TH3M1K3D 3 days ago

    34:53 That Jeff Bridges impression killed me

  • Gabriella DeLima
    Gabriella DeLima 3 days ago +1

    That “holy shit hi” made my heart go bOom🥺

  • SirCamera
    SirCamera 4 days ago


  • hiccup22
    hiccup22 4 days ago +1

    Vicini: Never go up against a Cicilian, when DEATH is on the line! 55:06

  • Landon Barker
    Landon Barker 4 days ago

    Long way from Neapolitan Dynamite isn't it folks. Small Mormon boy done good.

  • Manuel Ayala
    Manuel Ayala 4 days ago

    My favorite part was watching an entire hour and half interview on a show I never watched because these two are hilarious!

    • Clarice St
      Clarice St 2 days ago

      If you ever have the time you should watch barry, it really is good

  • digs
    digs 5 days ago +1


  • CLuv
    CLuv 5 days ago

    The Californians

  • CLuv
    CLuv 5 days ago +2

    "I'm spoiling things but you're adults" lol

  • CLuv
    CLuv 5 days ago

    Mulaney looks like the next Clint Eastwood

  • Alysha Hipes
    Alysha Hipes 6 days ago +7

    53:25 most spot-on Richard Ayoade impersonation I’ve ever heard

  • salty jinyoung
    salty jinyoung 6 days ago

    2:03 best screencap

  • Elisabeth Clayson
    Elisabeth Clayson 7 days ago +1

    we have to go. we have to go see Bill

  • M R
    M R 7 days ago +1


  • arizonabay15
    arizonabay15 7 days ago +1

    Apart from a few TVclip clips of him doing doing impressions, I wasn't really aware who Bill Hader was until 'Barry' (Saturday Night Live is not shown in the UK) but I'm now addicted and have fallen down into a Hader rabbit hole and I'm quite happy with that.

  • Jon C
    Jon C 8 days ago

    The competition here is THICK or maybe they're real friends. I can't tell.

  • Daniel Edgar
    Daniel Edgar 9 days ago +9

    I have seen 0 episodes of Barry and rate this panel 10/10

    • Daniel Edgar
      Daniel Edgar 20 hours ago

      Update: I have now finally jumped on the bandwagon and have enjoyed all 16 episodes of Barry. Bill Hader is a genius.

  • iop erty
    iop erty 10 days ago +1

    John, 19 years is a lot in prison

  • Nate Miller
    Nate Miller 10 days ago

    I'm not falling all over my comedy boner like the rest of you, but, yes....this is entertaining and satisfying to watch them rap together

  • Rogues Gallery
    Rogues Gallery 11 days ago +4

    You cannot convince me that John Mulaney isn't a time traveler from the 1920's...

  • Marnix Groot
    Marnix Groot 14 days ago

    I wonder how many of those young folks remember Burt Lancaster!

  • Charity Myers
    Charity Myers 14 days ago

    Why do I love John's goofy voice so much?

  • Gunk
    Gunk 14 days ago +7

    These are the two guys teachers would always have to split up during class.

  • Alana Demetri
    Alana Demetri 16 days ago

    Oh, Hello! With Bill and John
    Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

  • Christopher Minutolo
    Christopher Minutolo 16 days ago +2

    John and Bill have the same comedy bromance that Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon have.

  • Attorney Macro
    Attorney Macro 20 days ago

    How was The Kasems not play? I was pissing myself laughing

  • TheMessyMindOfEmily
    TheMessyMindOfEmily 22 days ago +1

    I’m so intrigued by the john mulaney tarot deck!!! I love tarot!!! I need to see these cards

  • TheMessyMindOfEmily
    TheMessyMindOfEmily 22 days ago

    I would have never thought Bill and John took antidepressants. I love how they were so honest and made it funny.

  • TheMessyMindOfEmily
    TheMessyMindOfEmily 22 days ago

    I’ve listened to “ Do you have a bag of Milky Way DARKS ?...” like 10 times. Anyone who has not eaten food and looks for a quick fill can relate

  • Akutomi -
    Akutomi - 23 days ago +1

    The Kasem’s bit literally had me gasping for air and I hate everyone who didn’t laugh at it.

  • chikitabowow
    chikitabowow 24 days ago

    I could watch these two make each other laugh for two eternities.

  • philbio66
    philbio66 26 days ago +1

    I love the "Oh, Hello" part.

  • Dalaal Alablani
    Dalaal Alablani 26 days ago

    i'm not surprised the casey kasem sketch died. snl has some of the worst audiences i've ever seen.

  • Duncan Walker
    Duncan Walker 26 days ago

    why the FUCK is this show not on the torrents??

  • Joe Dunphy
    Joe Dunphy 27 days ago

    Would be cool if there was an edit where they cut out all the dumbass questions from the audience and skip back to them

  • NeoStar
    NeoStar Month ago +1

    Omg, Bill Hader takes Lexapro. Me too. That’s so cool. Thanks for talking about it.

  • Josiah Ward
    Josiah Ward Month ago +1

    Holy Shit. This is the combo I didn't know I needed.

  • Joshua Nohra
    Joshua Nohra Month ago +1

    683rd comment, fuck yeah

  • Ricky
    Ricky Month ago +1

    Bill is one of the sweetest guys on earth...😍💙🌈🏳️‍🌈

  • Lee Milby
    Lee Milby Month ago

    1:14:40 - that's an excellent point. When I'm casting for things, I look for this too. When you go to actors showcases, you can totally tell when actors are present with their scene partners vs when they are just standing around waiting to deliver their next line. That's how you know who is going to make a scene and who is going to hog the spotlight.

  • Patrick O'Sullivan
    Patrick O'Sullivan Month ago

    These talks are great. Just found This and john oliver interviewing mulaney and Kroll. Anyone got any recommendations

  • Gabriel Atienza
    Gabriel Atienza Month ago

    Spider-Ham and Flint Lockwood, everybody

  • Tobias Lantz Jensen

    42:23 is so wholesome. I love that.

  • Frick You
    Frick You Month ago +1

    alex was their favourite

  • thangerstrings
    thangerstrings Month ago

    excuse me, no one likes the kissing family??? what the fuck those are the best

  • Blueblueberry
    Blueblueberry Month ago +2

    John: I can keep it?
    Girl: Yeah sure
    John: oh no I can’t keep it but I can keep it though?

  • Blueblueberry
    Blueblueberry Month ago +7

    That Jeff bridges thing really helped me honestly. A lot of times when I get anxious I legit hear Bill doing Jeff Bridges and saying “that’s your buddy man!” And it helps

  • Hazzel !
    Hazzel ! Month ago +5

    This is funnier than anything I've ever seen. I'm heartbroken that I don't understand all the refrences. I guess I'll just spend the next 15 years getting caught up.😁