John Mulaney branded ‘intense’ as he returns to stand-up after completing rehab … and filed for divorce from Anna Marie Tendler
John Mulaney was branded ‘intense’ when he returned to the stand-up stage, just months after completing a 60-day addiction to cocaine and alcohol addiction.
Mulaney, 38, appeared onstage Monday for evening on one of his sold-out series, John Mulaney: From Scratch, at City Winery in Manhattan, where he spent most of the set “ processing his intervention and rehabilitation ”. experience, ”said Rolling Stone TV critic David Fear.
The series is Mulaney’s first stand-up show since finishing his rehab earlier this year. News of his divorce from wife Anna Marie Tendler also broke from his set the same day.
‘So John Mulaney at City Winery was … intense’: John Mulaney is back in stand-up just three months after completing cocaine and alcohol addiction treatment (photo 2019)
‘So John Mulaney at City Winery was … intense,’ tweeted David. 90 minutes that were largely processing his intervention and rehabilitation experience. Remarkably raw, vulnerable, personal. “When I’m alone, I realize I’m with the person who tried to kill me.” Hilarious, poignant, courageous, historical. ‘
Money writer Julia Glum also praised the set, tweeting ’10 / 10 would see again. ‘
‘I just left John Mulaney’s first show after rehab at City Winery. I don’t know much about comedy, but he did a great job … an excellent mix of humor and honesty. I’m rooting for you, dude, ”she wrote.
“I’ll be really interested to see what’s being written about this show tomorrow, but I sure smiled and gasped,” oh no, John! ” out loud a few times, ”she added.
‘I’m rooting for you, dude’: Money writer Julia Glum also spoke highly of the set, tweeting ’10 / 10 would see again ‘(photo 2019)
Mulaney checked herself into a 60-day drug addiction program for cocaine and alcohol addiction in December. He has had outpatient fasting care for the past three months, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Mulaney has been candid in his comedy about his struggles with alcohol.
‘I do not drink. I used to drink and then I drank too much and had to stop. That surprises a lot of the audience, because I don’t look like someone who used to do something, ‘he said in his 2012 comedy special, New in the City.
Affairs of the heart: News of his divorce from wife Anna Marie Tendler also broke on the same day from his set (photo 2018)
“I stopped drinking because I drank too much and then I passed out and ‘ruined parties.’
The pandemic turned out to be difficult for the comedian too.
“ His fans know he’s struggled with sobriety in the past, he’s talked about it openly, ” a source said earlier. Page six. “Unfortunately, he struggled again during the pandemic.”
In addition to his sobriety issues, Mulaney recently filed for divorce from Tendler, his seven-year-old wife.
“I am devastated that John has decided to end our marriage,” Tendler said through a spokesman. “I wish him support and success in his recovery.”
A Mulaney representative confirmed the divorce to Page Six: “John will not comment further as he continues to focus on his recovery and return to work.”
Split: ‘I am devastated that John has decided to end our marriage,’ Tendler said via a spokesperson (photo 2017)