John Mulaney Got Cheated Out of $120K | Netflix Is A Joke

John Mulaney Got Cheated Out of $120K | Netflix Is A Joke

– I went to college, for the whole time. (audience laughing)
Holy shit, right? I just got a letter from my college, which was fun, ’cause mail, you know? (audience laughing) So I open up the letter and they said, hey John, it’s college, you remember? (audience laughing) I say, yes of course.
(audience laughing) And then they said,
how did they phrase it, then they said, give us some money! (audience laughing) As a gift! We want a gift!
(audience laughing) But only if it’s money! (audience laughing)
I found this peculiar. ‘Cause you see, what
had happened New York, was that when I was a student you see, I had paid them a tuition money. (audience laughing) Every semester, two semesters
a year for four years. I don’t remember exactly what it was, but rounding up, back in 1999 dollars, it was about $15,000 a semester. Two semesters a year for four years. So it was about $30,000
a year for four years. So it was about $120,000, okay? So roughly speaking, I gave my
college about $120,000, okay? So you might say that I
already gave them $120,000 and now you have the audacity
to ask me for more money? What kind of a coke-head relative? (audience cheering) What kind of a coke-head
relative is my college? You spent it already? (audience laughing) I gave you more money
than the Civil War cost and you fuckin’ spent it already? (audience laughing)
Where’s my money? I felt like Jimmy Stewart
in “It’s a Wonderful Life” when he’s screaming at his Uncle Billy I was like, where’s the money? Where’s that money you fat motherfucker? Where’s my money? Stay down on the ground, stay down on the ground you motherfucker! That’s not the dialogue, but
do y’all remember that scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life”? (audience laughing)
Great movie. Frank Capra, 1946. $120,000. And I have friends I went to
college with and they’re like, oh, you should donate
and be a good alumnus. And they wear shirts that say
school and it’s like, look. If you’re an adult still
giving money to your college, college is a $120,000 hooker and you are an idiot who
fell in love with her. She’s not gonna do anything else for you. It’s done.
(audience cheering) In their letter they were like, hey, it’s been a while
since you’ve given us money. I was like, hey, it’s been a while since you’ve housed and taught me. (audience laughing) I thought our transaction was over. I gave you $120,000 and you gave me like, a weird cinder block room
with a “Reservoir Dogs” poster on it and the first
real heartbreak of my life, and probably HPV and
then we called it a day. Probably.
(audience laughing) Also, what did I get for my money? What is college? (stuttering)
(audience laughing) Stop going! Till we figure it out. ‘Cause I went to college. I have no idea what it was. I went to college. I was 18 years old. I looked like I was 11. (audience laughing) I lived like a goddamn Ninja Turtle. (audience laughing) I didn’t drink water the entire time. (audience laughing) I lived on cigarettes,
and alcohol and Adderall. College was like a
four-year game show called, Do My Friends Hate Me or Do
I Just Need to go to Sleep? (audience laughing)
But instead of winning money you lose $120,000. By the way, I agreed to give them $120,000 when I was 17 years old. With no attorney present. (audience laughing)
That’s illegal. They tricked me. They tricked me like Brendan
Dassey on Making a Murderer. They tricked me like poor Brendan. They pulled me out of high school. I was in sweatpants all confused. (audience laughing) Two guys in clip-on ties were like, come on son, do the right thing. Sign here and you’ll be an English major. I was like, okay.
(audience laughing) Yes you heard me. An English major. I paid $120,000.
(audience clapping) How dare you clap? How dare you clap for the
worst financial decision I ever made in my life? I paid $120,000 for someone to tell me to go read “Jane Austen”
and then I didn’t. (audience laughing)
(upbeat music)

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  1. I almost can't laugh at this (almost) because it's so true. At least I'm not American though. I graduated 10 years ago and I still haven't paid a penny back lol.

  2. ? He’s like if Chris Rock had a white brother that was adopted by Jerry Seinfeld. Also, everyone knows college isn’t for smart people! ??‍♂️

  3. John Mulaney Repeats 120,000$ While Pacing Angrily Across A Stage In Front Of Hundreds Of People For 5 Minutes Straight

  4. This is brilliant. However, he kind of makes the case for a liberal arts education because he is so well-spoken and well-read and clearly a great writer. Sorry, but that is how I feel. He may not have read Austen, but sending this person to engineering would have been a criminal waste.

  5. The president of my college started an entire new department at the school for her daughter, and then it took four years for them to fix the bathroom door in the building for my major.

  6. Money is a root of evil. But then again, we say it's a "necessary part of society." "What's life without money?"

  7. and that's why you need to vote for bernie sanders. just do it, no fucking around this time, get a real progressive in the oval office.

  8. Thank you so much. I'm sending the link to this YT video in response to every email/text message I get from my college asking for money.

  9. 1:31 dat walk goddammit it cracks me every time….
    Someone has to animate this with spider pig in it

  10. Seriously oh my god the audacity for asking for DONATIONS lmfao. I know it's not that simple, but OhBOY it feels ridiculous

  11. "I lived like a gd ninja turtle. Didn't drink water the entire time. Lived off of alcohol and cigarettes and Adderall." That life leads nowhere but at least I saved 6 figures in the process.

  12. "I lived like a gd ninja turtle. Didn't drink water the entire time. Lived off of alcohol and cigarettes and Adderall." That life leads nowhere but at least I saved 6 figures in the process.

  13. This video title made me think Netflix had cheated John Mulaney out of the movie and was thus a joke. Now I get it but for a moment I was really concerned about Netflix heh

  14. This guy came from the 1940's and is trying to survive in the modern world… you cant convince me other wise

  15. Didn’t laugh once. But i see the humor but then again I’m jaded from watching Andrew Shulz, Bill Burr and Dave Chapelle.

  16. Can I just say having the title be "John Mulaney Got Cheated Out of $120K | Netflix Is A Joke
    " totally implied to me that Dulaney got fucked out of his payment from Netflix.

  17. sometimes I’ll be in class and I’ll just hear the tiny John Mulaney in my head yelling ”A HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS”

  18. The scene as he depicted it was from SNL. Dana Carvey played a vengeful George Bailey who wakes up and realizes that Potter has the six grand. His line, "well let's go get him!" was quite a turn from Frank Capra's direction of IAWL.

  19. I fucking love this guy. I also feel really bad for him, because I have a career as a writer without ever paying for or finishing college.

  20. Consider how much he probably got paid by Netflix for his special, this joke alone likely paid for one semester.

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