John Mulaney to return to stand-up this month after 60-day drug rehab
The distance has certainly made the hearts of John Mulaney fans more affectionate.
The 38-year-old comedian will perform a new set titled John Mulaney: from scratch at the City Winery from New York to Manhattan, and its dates of May 10-14 are already sold out.
Emily Smith from Page Six First reported in late December that Mulaney was entering a 60-day rehabilitation center in Pennsylvania for alcohol and cocaine addiction.
“His fans know he has struggled in the past with sobriety,” an anonymous source told the outlet. “He spoke about it openly. Unfortunately, he struggled again during the pandemic.”
Smith was again the first to report that Mulaney left in late February and was “doing well” in an outpatient program.
SquireThe October 2019 cover delved into Mulaney’s long history of substance abuse since she took alcohol at age 13:
“Throughout high school and college, Mulaney kept her notes while regularly passing out and doing embarrassing things friends later told her – going dead-eyed and slapping drinks from people’s hands, swallowing a bottle of perfume once. He can identify the day in August 2005 when he finally quit using coke and the day of the next month when he quit alcohol. He was twenty-three. “I went on a bender this weekend that was just, like, disappear and come out of a movie,” he says. “It was just crazy. A weekend that was. . . there was . . “. He grimaces. “I’ll never tell you. It’s mine. I did not kill anyone or attack anyone. But yeah, I was like, you’re f-ing out of control. And I told myself that I don’t like this guy anymore. I do not support him. He didn’t use a recovery program – he was able to flip a switch, he says – and he’s been sober ever since. “
The Chicago native wrote about Saturday Night Live, then advanced his comedic profile with comic specials The returning child (2015), Gorgeous kid (2018) – teaching him a Primetime Emmy – and John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch (2019).
Mulaney’s most recent work came in a voiceover role in the Netflix animated comedy. Big mouth (2017-21), co-created and directed by his close friend and frequent collaborator Nick Kroll.