One thing to note about John Mulaney’s presence in this Stefon sketch is the fact that he actually has a long-running history with the character. While Bill Hader is the face of Stefon, John Mulaney actually helped create the persona during his time as a Saturday Night Live staff writer, and the Broadway star and Big Mouth voice actor is largely responsible for many of Stefon’s most enduring traits. Now, with Mulaney finally joining Hader on the SNL stage as Stefon’s own guest, it lends the sense that the character has finally come full circle. (Surely he could get us into the club Full Circle, which sets its thermostats at 360 degrees.)
It is safe to say that Stefon’s return to Saturday Night Live was a welcome one. Even with the resurrection of this classic character, though, we still have a brand-new Bill Hader character to watch out for when his new HBO series Barry premieres on Sunday, March 25, at 10:30 p.m. ET. Make sure to watch out for Barry, and use our midseason premiere guide to keep yourself in-the-loop on all of this spring’s biggest movie debuts!