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Old 05-10-21, 10:05 PM
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John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

I did not know he had a drinking and a drug problem and I thought he had it altogether.

Hope he is is clean now and does not end up like Belushi or Farley great talents that we lost too early.



John Mulaney has split from wife Anna Marie Tendler, the artist he married in July 2014, following a stint in rehab.

A spokesman for the comedian confirmed the news to Page Six: "John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work."

His team did not immediately respond to Yahoo Entertainment's request for comment.

The end of the marriage comes just after Mulaney spent 60 days in a rehabilitation facility in Pennsylvania, where he was treated for addiction to drugs, including cocaine, and alcohol beginning in December. He entered outpatient treatment in February.

According to Tendler's statement through a spokesperson of her own, the move was Mulaney's decision: "I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage," Tendler said.

A spokesman for the comedian confirmed the news to Page Six: "John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work."

His team did not immediately respond to Yahoo Entertainment's request for comment.

The end of the marriage comes just after Mulaney spent 60 days in a rehabilitation facility in Pennsylvania, where he was treated for addiction to drugs, including cocaine, and alcohol beginning in December. He entered outpatient treatment in February.

According to Tendler's statement through a spokesperson of her own, the move was Mulaney's decision: "I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage," Tendler said.

Sources told Page Six that Mulaney asked for the divorce three months ago.

The two reportedly shared on their wedding website that they met during a group trip to Martha's Vineyard.

During their relationship, he regularly joked about life with Tendler and, sometimes, their French bulldog, Petunia. His 2018 Netflix special, Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, featured a description of his wife as "a dynamite, 5-foot, Jewish b****" who was "the best."


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Re: Joihn Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

It appears like working was his lifeline to sobriety. Last year when it was announced that he was going to start working on Seth Meyers' show, it seemed odd that a comedian of his status would want to do that, but now it makes sense.
I don't know Thing One about his marriage, but that's sad news. Just goes to show how these entertainers can seem to be on top when things are falling apart behind the scenes.
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Re: Joihn Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

Damn, I hope he can pull through all of this. I'm a big fan and think he's really funny, I love his stand-up specials.
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Re: Joihn Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

He always spoke so highly of her in his bits. It was a marked difference from so many other comedians who would rag on their wives in their bits.

I recall reading a while back that he relapsed into drug use apparently out of boredom during the pandemic, that's why he started working for Seth Meyer - essentially to just keep busy (idle hands and all that).

I try to be positive about divorce because it helps so many people get out of bad situations, but they seemed like a good couple.
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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

I'm gonna have to go with 'who?' on this one.
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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

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I'm gonna have to go with 'who?' on this one.
Extremely good stand up comedian. His "horse in a hospital" is a painfully funny and piercing political commentary on the previous inhabitant of the White House without ever actually saying who it was.

He also gets memed a lot.






One of his bits about being accused of killing Princess Di which is of course nonsense. Because he was a kid. In Wisconsin.

He's also known for talking about how much he likes his wife and how good she was for him, so that's why this news is hard to understand. He didn't do the usual stand-up comedian thing of complaining about how horrible his wife was.
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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

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I'm gonna have to go with 'who?' on this one.


Star of the long-running, hit TV show that bears his name. Geez Louise!!
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Ok, I'm gonna check him out! Must have stuff on YT.
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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

He is may favorite living comedian, by a lot.
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I love his stories about his parents.
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It took a while for Mulaney to grow on me. My first exposure to him was the terrible ads for his terrible-looking sitcom, so I consciously avoided him for a bit until Big Mouth made me appreciate him.
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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

No fucking clue WHO he is. So I am going with
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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

He was a writer for SNL for a while and has hosted about 3x in the last two years. He is fairly funny, some of you might remember this skit where he plays the waiter.

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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

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I'm gonna have to go with 'who?' on this one.
His occupation is comedian. Not worth diving into.
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He was a writer for SNL for a while and has hosted about 3x in the last two years.
I remember Bill Hader telling a story about how his “Stefon” character was written by Mulaney. He said Mulaney would change Stefon’s dialogue but wouldn’t let Hader see it until they were on the air and Mulaney wrote it specifically to try to make Hader break character and laugh.





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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

Maybe this thread could get moved to TV Talk, thus lessening the posts from people asking who he is.
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I had no idea he had a sitcom. I first saw him on tumblr where people would post snippets of his act, particularly the horse act. Then we watched his specials on Netflix and such. His SNL bits are pretty good too. He made the Cha Cha Slide look fun.
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I watched his sitcom and have seen him on SNL, but I don't really find him funny at all. I guess I can't get past the really weird way he talks.
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I watched his sitcom and have seen him on SNL, but I don't really find him funny at all. I guess I can't get past the really weird way he talks.
Really? His cadence is one of the things that I find so funny, plus his material of course. He is easily in my top five favorite comics currently working, maybe top three. And I watch a lot of stand-up.

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And I watch a lot of stand-up.
I don't, I only like comedians with chairs.


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We've been enjoying a lot of Drybar sets lately and there's some pretty good stuff (there's a military vet who tells one of the funniest fart jokes you'll ever hear) but too many of them still fall into the trap of complaining about political correctness and general boomer complaints.

John will drop some f bombs but he makes them work and his material is more about the bizarre part of life.

I think he was the person who started the bit about playing a bunch of Tom Jones songs in a row on a jukebox.
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I don't, I only like comedians with chairs.

Still sticking with Bill Cosby, huh?
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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

Or Ron White and Jeff Foxworthy now those guys are true comedians
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I guess I can't get past the really weird way he talks.
.......Gilbert says the same thing about Mulaney
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Re: John Mulaney quits rehab, divorces his wife, and plans return to the stage

I caught one of his routines where he talked about being the only one at a party who didn't drink, guess that wasn't true? I found it funny because I don't drink and have been considered weird for that in the past.

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