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John Mulaney to film new special at the Chicago Theatre

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Sean Neumann
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John Mulaney will film his next comedy special during his upcoming shows in Chicago on May 30.

The comedian will be performing at the Chicago Theatre as part of the Onion's Second Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival. The festival booked the comic for a second show on May 30 at 10:30pm after an earlier show sold out. Both events will be filmed for a stand-up special, according to the theater's website. Tickets are still available for the second performance.

This will be the former Saturday Night Live writer and Chicago native's third stand-up special. Mulaney gained notoriety for his contribution to the SNL character Stefon, played by Bill Hader. However, Mulaney recently struggled in his own television show on Fox—the semi-autobiographical Mulaney was canceled earlier this year after a 13-episode run on the network.

Other performances and appearances at the five-day festival include “Weird Al” Yankovic, comedians Eric Andre and Kyle Kinane, and star of Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Ellie Kemper.

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