Serve it Up: John Mulaney Stars as a Sassy Drag Brunch Waitress on ‘SNL’

Could John Mulaney's drag character of Tawny Pockets sashay onto season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race?


The hilarious comedian made his way back to Saturday Night Live (he was a writer for ten years there), where he took on his first ever job as host for the legendary late-night sketch show.

He played the role of drag brunch waitress Tawny Pockets in a truly memorable sketch that stars him alongside four diners (Pete Davidson, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Alex Moffat).

The diners in question mimic how heterosexuals can be (allegedly) when they enter a drag brunch of sorts, where Aidy's character tells the group about the silliness that's about to occur.  "The waiters are in drag and they say catty things to you,” she tells the group. “It’s fun!”

Tawny then enters into the scene, where she creates some pretty memorable one-liners that would work very well on RPDR.  Here are some of our favorites:


"Good morning, bitches!  The good lord named me Tawny Pockets and I will be your server-ess."

"Canal Street called and wants that fake-ass Chanel purse back immediately!"

"Yas queen, that bag is as fake as my orgasms, trust!"

But things take a bit of a serious turn when the group encourages Tawny to read Moffat's character of Gary to filth.


"You've never worked for anything in your life," Tawny begins.  "You've had everything handed to you.  One thing you haven't been able to purchase is a personality… a soul. OKURR?"

Then Tawny walks away as the studio audience laughs emphatically.  While the other three were very amused by Tawny's shade towards them, Gary just looks confused about it all.  "With you guys she was really superficial, and then with me, she got like… dark."

Then things escalate between them as the sketch goes on, and at one point, Tawny makes a shocking confession about why she's being extra shady to Gary.  Chante, you stay Tawny.

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