John Edmund Mulaney is an American stand-up comedian, actress, journalist, and producer who was born on August 26, 1982. He is better known for writing for Saturday Night Live and for his stand-up specials The Top Part, New in Town, The Comeback Kid, and Kid Gorgeous.
John Mulaney Early Life and Background
Ellen Mulaney (née Stanton), a psychologist at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and Charles “Chip” Mulaney, Jr., an attorney and associate at Skadden Arps, had John Edmund Mulaney on August 26, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois.
Both of his parents are Irish Catholics. George J. Bates, Mulaney’s maternal great-grandfather, was a Republican mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, who also served in Congress. William H. Bates, his maternal great-uncle, was also a U.S. congressman.
Mulaney used to be an altar boy as a child. He had the chance to audition for the lead role in the film “Home Alone” at a young age. His guardians, on the other hand, refused.
John Mulaney Comedy Career
Mulaney moved to New York City after graduating from Georgetown in 2004 with the aim of pursuing a career in entertainment, and was working as an office assistant at Comedy Central.
Mulaney has long been a fan of stand-up comedy albums. Among his favourite films are Chris Rock’s Bring the Pain (1996) and Bigger & Blacker (1999), as well as Woody Allen’s Comedian (1965).
Mulaney was invited to audition for Saturday Night Live in August 2008, alongside Kroll, Donald Glover, Ellie Kemper, T.J. Miller, and Bobby Moynihan, after being spotted while playing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
From 2009 to 2012, Mulaney and the SNL production crew were nominated on a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. Mulaney shared a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics with Justin Timberlake, Seth Meyers, and Katreese Barnes at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Mulaney hosted Saturday Night Live four times: on April 14, 2018, March 2, 2019, February 29, 2020, and October 31, 2020, making him the fourth SNL writer (after Conan O’Brien, Louis C.K., and Larry David) to host the show despite never being a cast member.
Mulaney went on to write for other TV shows after leaving Saturday Night Live, including Maya & Marty, Documentary Now!, Oh, Hello on Broadway, and the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco. He has also appeared in tv shows such as Crashing, Portlandia, and Difficult People in supporting roles. Mulaney is currently voicing a main character on the animated Netflix series Big Mouth, which he co-created with his writing partner Nick Kroll. Mulaney co-hosted the Independent Spirit Awards ceremonies in 2017 and 2018 with Nick Kroll.
Mulaney has been a stand-up comic for 18 years in addition to his role on SNL. Since 2008, he has been a headliner. He’s been on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, and Comedy Central Presents, among others. In 2009, Mulaney released The Top Part, a stand-up comedy album.
John Mulaney Marriage and Wife
Mulaney married Anna Marie Tendler, a makeup artist and lampshade artisan, in 2014. Mulaney filed for divorce from Anna Marie Tendler on May 10, 2021, according to reports.
John Mulaney Divorce
Following his stint in rehab, comedian John Mulaney and his artist partner of six years, Anna Marie Tendler, are divorcing.
Mulaney applied for a divorce from Tendler three months ago, according to sources. Mulaney checked himself into rehab for 60 days late last year after dealing with alcohol and substance addiction.
“John will not have any further comment as he continues to concentrate on his rehabilitation and getting back to work,” a spokeswoman for Mulaney told Page Six, adding, “John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work.”
“I am heartbroken that John has agreed to end our marriage,” Tendler, an artist who performs in a variety of mediums and is a master’s nominee in NYU’s Costume Studies programme, said via her spokesperson.
“As he continues his healing, I wish him strength and success.”
Page Six exclusively revealed in December that the 38-year-old “Big Mouth” actor checked into a Pennsylvania detox centre for 60 days of recovery for drug and alcohol abuse. He left the facility in February and began outpatient treatment.
“John is currently in outpatient recovery treatment after completing 60 days in recovery. He’s doing well, but he’s not quite able to go back to work yet,” a source told Page Six at the time.
Mulaney then revealed his first series of tour dates since spending time in rehab earlier this month. From May 10 to 14, the comedian will do a five-day residency at Manhattan’s City Winery called “John Mulaney: From Scratch.”
And if every performance is sold out, viewers will also sign up for a “wait list.” A “vaccine or negative COVID test is required” to attend, according to the venue.
In 2018, John Mulaney and Anna Marie Tendler walked the red carpet.
Late last year, John Mulaney, pictured here with wife Anna Marie Tendler in 2018, booked himself into rehab for 60 days.
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In the past, the former “Saturday Night Live” blogger has been open about his struggles with drugs and alcohol. In his stand-up shows and interviews, he also addressed his sobriety and the problems that lead up to it.
Mulaney admitted in a 2019 interview that he started drinking at the age of 13. He admitted, “I drank for publicity.” “At 12, I was really outgoing, and then I wasn’t. I was at a loss for what to do. And I got drunk and became even more hilarious.”
In an Esquire cover story, he admitted that his alcohol caused him to begin using drugs. Though he never enjoyed smoking marijuana, he admits he “loved” cocaine and experimented with prescription drugs.
Mulaney and Tendler allegedly met in the late 2000s on a group trip to Martha’s Vineyard, which the comedian has often mentioned in his stand-up shows.
Does John Mulaney Believe in God?
Yes, John Mulaney believes in God.