The kid back! John mulaney has announced his first shows since leaving rehab in February – but even his biggest supporters might not be able to acquire tickets.
From May 10 to 14, the 38-year-old comedian will work on a new ensemble, titled John Mulaney: from scratch, at City Winery in New York. Each of the five shows is already sold out, but hopeful fans can add their names to a waiting list.
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, the venue is taking extra precautions to ensure members of the public are safe. Participants must prove that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or present negative test results. Temperature checks and contact tracing will be carried out at the door. Masks will be required and phones will be locked in Yondr pouches.
In December 2020, the former Saturday Night Live The writer sought treatment for alcoholism and cocaine addiction as part of a 60-day program at a Pennsylvania facility. Before entering rehab, Mulaney had 15 years of abstinence under her belt.
“I drank to get attention,” he said Squire in September 2019. âI was really outgoing, then at 12, I wasn’t. I didn’t know how to act. And then I was drinking, and I was hilarious again.
Experimentation with drugs followed suit, but at 23, Mulaney left Cold Turkey. âI went on a bender this weekend that was just, like, disappear and come out of a movie,â he recalls. âIt was just crazy. A weekend that wasâ¦ there wasâ¦ I’ll never tell you. It’s mine. I did not kill anyone or attack anyone. But yeah, I was like, “You’re f-king out of control.” And I was like, âI don’t like this guy anymore. I do not support him. ”
While many fans were surprised that the Big mouth star fell off the wagon, the choice to get help was a personal one.
“It was a relief to his wife and family that he checked in,” an exclusive source revealed in December. âIt was John’s decision. Plain and simple, John had too much downtime [in quarantine]. He had too much time in his own head.
Two months later, a separate source confirmed the Chicago native “is doing well and will continue with outpatient treatment” after he left.
Shortly before entering rehab, Mulaney joked during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he “really needed a job” and looked like a close friend Seth Meyers to help.
“I like having a boss, I like having assignments to do,” he explained of his new job as a Late at night with Seth Meyers writer. “When I’m in charge of something, [itâs] not so much the best thing. I wanted to have a boss and I wanted to have a structure. Because my psychiatrist, who knows me well, said: ‘Without an external structure, I have no confidence in your development.’ “