Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have been bringing the laughs in their hilarious play, Oh, Hello on Broadway, which sees the two comedic actors onstage as their longtime alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, the ultimate curmudgeons.
During each 70-minute performance, Gil and George bring out a surprise guest -- including Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Aziz Ansari and Whoopi Goldberg -- to appear on their cable-access show, Too Much Tuna. The banter with Gil and George usually also provides a few unscripted moments, as most recently seen when Leslie Mann told a story about shoplifting condoms in front of her husband, Judd Apatow, and daughters, Maude and Iris.
When asked who they still want to have appear with them during their limited run -- which was recently extended -- Kroll named the ultimate curmudgeon: former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “He’s playing hardball with us,” he told ET on the red carpet at the 2016 Gotham Awards.
“We have talked to campaign people, during the election and after,” Kroll continued. “Obviously, we’re going to start going at it straight. We’re going straight to Twitter, we’re going straight at him.”
In addition to Sanders, who would fit in comfortable alongside Gil and George, Kroll would also like to get members of Steely Dan -- the band is the punchline of a recurring joke -- and President Barack Obama.
“We would take Obama,” Kroll said, acknowledging that he’ll have some free time starting Jan. 20, when President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office. “He has some free time. Our last show is January 22nd.”
The show, which was originally set to close on Jan. 15, has been extended to Jan. 22, giving Obama some wiggle room to make his Broadway debut.
--Additional reporting by Darla Murray