Thursday evening, John Mulaney came to Portland for two shows at the Aladdin Theatre in SE Portland. Mulaney is a stand-up comedian, sitcom creator, and former writer on Saturday Night Live. "It's been a while since I've been here," John said to the audience, "and I paid $20 for a can of shaving cream. Only in Portland." And so began John's observational look at life, including adolescence, his marriage, his french bulldog Petunia, and meeting Bill Clinton. His style was very casual, and never felt like schtick. He talked to several people in the audience, giving antedoctals, including to a 14 year-old girl who came with an adult: "How old are you?" John asked, shifting on stage in his trademark suit. "14?" He stopped, pausing. "Oh, wow. I'm sorry for everything I've said. I bet Max is even more sorry," John said, referring to his opening act. John touched mostly on his own life, pausing only briefly to mention the failure of his recent sitcom, [i]Mulaney[/i]. "So we just bought a house," Mulaney noted, moving across the stage. "because clearly we understood how the TV business works." Mulaney is currently halfway through his tour, which ends in late April. And while his sitcom has recently been cancelled, he can still be seen on the Comedy Central sketch comedy program [i]Kroll Show[/i].