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VIDEO: John Mulaney Asked a Child to Audition With 'You Oughta Know' for His Musical Netflix Special

John Mulaney stopped by LATE NIGHT WITH Seth Meyers on Wednesday to talk about his upcoming childrens musical special on Netflix, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch.

During the interview, Mulaney talks about auditioning children for the show, including how he had one girl sing Alanis Morrissette's You Oughta Know.

Mulaney told host Meyers, "So this very talented young girl, Lexie, we told her to do "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morisette. And we told her parents, 'Could you have her prepare 'You Oughta Know'?' And she came in and she said, 'I have 'You Oughta Know' to sing by Alanis Morisette.' And we were like, 'Great,' and she's like, 'But just the appropriate parts,' and I was like, 'What?' And she's like, 'Just the appropriate parts.' And I was like, 'Oh! Yeah, yeah, don't, yeah.' I forgot the whole point of the song."

Watch the interview below!

Emmy Award Winning Comedian John Mulaney aims to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets. The result: John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch.

"I'm John Mulaney and I am a 37 year old man. The Sack Lunch Bunch is a group of children ages 8-13 who are more talented than me. In this special, we are joined by celebrity guests like David Byrne, Tony Award Winner Andre De Shields, Natasha Lyonne, Annaleigh Ashford, Shereen Pimentel, Richard Kind, and Jake Gyllenhaal from the movie Zodiac. The result is a collage of Broadway caliber showstoppers, comedy sketches for all ages, meditations on the unknown from children and adults, and a papier mache volcano. It's funny, musical, joyous, anxious, and surprisingly profound."

John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch is directed by Rhys Thomas (Documentary Now, SNL, John Mulaney: THE COMEBACK Kid). The special launches globally on Netflix on December 24, 2019.

Photo Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC

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