John Mulaney has quietly scheduled his first 2021 comedy show, marking his return to public life after reports in December 2020 that he had gone into rehab.
John Mulaney has finally announced that he returns to work after focusing on his life.
When Are The Shows Scheduled?
Later this month, the 38-year-old comedian is expected to perform his first 2021 show, as he has quietly booked four days in New York City – City Winery from May 10 to May 14.
All four shows are already sold out, according to the site’s website, although there is a place to sign into a waiting list in case of extra tickets. Calls are not permitted during play, and proof of COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test is required to enter.
All Tickets Sold-Out
The gigs marked his return to public life following numerous media reports in December 2020 that he was going in rehab to deal with addiction problems.
A rep for the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse voice actor did not respond to E! News’ request for comment at that time.
It is unclear whether the scheduled dates will be part of the larger tour, as he has not yet announced anything on social media. His website simply says, “There are no dates to come at this time. Check back soon!”
Substance Abuse And Addiction
John has been outspoken about his fight with alcohol and cocaine before, talking about his past problems with the media and his stand-up comedy.
“I used to drink, then I drank too much, and I had to stop,” he shared during his 2012 special New in Town. “That surprises a lot of audiences because I don’t look like someone who used to do anything.”
A 2019 Esquire profile featured details of his sobriety journey, including his 2005 decision at age 23 to quit alcohol and cocaine after a weekend bender that “was just crazy.” According to the publication, the Big Mouth star did not enter a recovery program back then but had kept up his sobriety ever since.
When he appeared on December 2 on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he explained why he had just started working as a staff writer for Seth Meyers’ Saturday Night Live talk show, Late Night.
“I wanted to have a boss, and I wanted to have structure because my psychiatrist, who knows me well—he said to me, ‘Without external structure, I don’t have any confidence in you thriving,'” John quipped.