Martin Mull

Comedy Legend Martin Mull, “Clue,” Dead at 80

Some sad news in the comedy community today. Martin Mull has sadly passed away at the age of 80, after reportedly “valiantly fighting a long illness.” What that illness is hasn’t been disclosed.

Remembering the beloved comedian & character actor, Martin Mull.

What we do know is that Mull has had one of the most enviable careers you could imagine. He got his start in show business in 1970 as a songwriter, before shifting into his own recording career. He then made the segue into musical comedy, opening for acts like Randy Newman, Frank Zappa, and Bruce Springsteen.

From there, the next logical step for anyone working in comedy is acting. After landing a role on the show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Mull got to helm two shows of his own. These shows skewered the talk show format, titled Fernwood 2 Night and America 2-Night. 

Following the cult success of those shows, Mull sustained a solid career in TV and film. Some of his work included a recurring role on Roseanne, Clue, Mr. Mom, Mrs. Doubtfire, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Ellen Show, Two and a Half Men, and Veep, among countless others over the years.

Mull had been working right up until last year, having last appeared on The After Party.

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