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"A huge fuckin tuna comeuppance."

Oh, hello!
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Oh, Hello is a comedy act created by and starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as a pair of elderly New Yorkers and longtime roommates. Kroll is Gil Faizon, a small-time actor who's significantly more affable than George if also significantly poorer in hygiene. Mulaney is George St. Geegland, a prolific but not at all renowned author and playwright who may also be a multiple murderer.

The trailer for their Broadway Netflix special can be seen here.

Not to be confused with the band The Oh Hellos.


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This comedy act provides examples of:

  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: Both Gil and George excel at this, pronouncing "Broadway" as "bridWAY" and "strawberry" as "strawBER-ry."
  • Ax-Crazy: George, who'll violently threaten stagehands at the drop of a hat and most likely killed all three of his wives.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT mess with George's stage and lighting directions.
  • Big Applesauce: Gil and George live and breathe New York City, dropping very specific references to restaurants, train lines and theatres throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
    • Also crossing over with Big Rotten Apple, especially when it comes to George's crimes.
  • The Bluebeard: Heavily implied in George's case.
  • Catchphrase: Gil quickly mumbles "Charmed, I'm sure" every time he introduces himself, to the point it's almost a Verbal Tic.
  • Irishman and a Jew: Played straight with Gil, who, like Nick Kroll himself, is Jewish, but averted with George, who's Dutch-American rather than the very Irish Catholic John Mulaney.
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  • Jerkass: Of two different varieties, no less! Gil is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who could, very generously, be called Innocently Insensitive. George is just a straight-up Jerk with a Heart of Jerk with clearly malicious tendencies who even verbally abuses Gil on occasion.
  • Precision F-Strike: George drops F-bombs with laser-guided accuracy.
  • The Sociopath: George seems like a charming elderly intellectual at first, though that mask swiftly drops to show a more volatile and callous side, particularly when confronting stage hands. There's also the fact that all three of his late wives have died the same way on the same staircase, which he mentions unusually flippantly.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: You'd think the two are legends among New York's Bohemian community for how much they talk up their accomplishments.
  • Those Two Guys: Despite being the stars of their own Broadway show, George and Gil still fall neatly into this category. It helps that neither have done anything of note and are pretty much laughable background characters in the history of New York's literary and theatre scenes.
  • Verbal Tic: Gil makes no shortage of strange, high-pitched sounds, typically when agreeing with George.

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