John Mulaney and Nick Kroll are living surreal second lives. Sunday afternoon, they start a six-show run at the Wilbur Theatre in their two-man play “Oh, Hello” as George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon, 70-something theater-loving bachelors from the Upper West Side of Manhattan. For three seasons on Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show,” the pair hosted a prank show called “Too Much Tuna,” where an unsuspecting guest would be served a disgusting heap of tuna in a sandwich.
Mulaney, 33, and Kroll, 37, are roughly 35 years younger than the characters. Neither is an avid theater fan. Still, there is something about George and Gil that speaks to them. “I can’t stress [enough] how much we’re thinking about them at all times,” says Mulaney, speaking in a conference call with Kroll. “I don’t think there’s a moment of their lives that we haven’t discussed.”
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