John Mulaney jokes about rehab in new stand-up show
John Mulaney’s personal struggles made their way into his new stand-up routine.
The comedian, who has divorced his wife for six years, joked about his recent stint in rehab when he returned to the stage on Monday night.
âSo John Mulaney of City Winery wasâ¦ intense,â said David Fear, editor of Rolling Stone. tweeted on Monday. “90 minutes which dealt mainly with his intervention and rehabilitation experience.”
The TV reviewer called Mulaney’s performance “remarkably raw, vulnerable, personal,” sharing a satirical joke from the comic book set, in which he said: “When I’m alone I realize I’m with the comic. person who tried to kill me. ”
âHilarious, heartbreaking, courageous, historic,â added Fear.
Meanwhile, Money writer Julia Glum, who was also on the show, said she believed Mulaney, 38, “did a great job.”
“An excellent mix of humor and honesty,” she said. tweeted. “I support you, man.”
Earlier this month, Mulaney announced his first set tour dates after spending time in rehab. The comedian is performing a five-day residency titled “John Mulaney: From Scratch” at Manhattan’s City Winery May 10-14.
While the “Big Mouth” star seems to be focusing on her professional career, her personal life has taken another hit recently.
Sources told Page Six on Monday that Mulaney filed for divorce from his ex-wife, Anna Marie Tendler, about three months ago.
The 35-year-old artist told us via a rep, “I’m heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage.”
Mulaney had enrolled in rehab for 60 days late last year after battling alcohol and drug abuse.
âHis fans know he has struggled in the past with sobriety, he spoke openly about it,â a source said at the time. âUnfortunately, he struggled again during the pandemic. “
Mulaney revealed in an interview in 2019 that he started drinking when he was 13. âI drank for attention,â he said. âI was really outgoing, and then at 12, I wasn’t. I didn’t know how to act. And then I was drinking, and I was hilarious again.
In February, sources told Page Six that the former “Saturday Night Live” writer “was doing fine” and was sober on ambulatory care.
City Winery did not immediately return our request for comment.