John Mulaney Jokes About Fatherhood and Getting Sober in 'Saturday Night Live' Monologue

John Mulaney hosted the Studio 8H stage for the fifth time this weekend Saturday Night LiveThe comic and dad gave a funny opening monologue about his turbulent year.

“For many, many different reasons, I’m grateful that I’m here tonight. Mulaney joked that it was wonderful to be here after a difficult year. SNL‘s notorious past.

After recalling his intervention back in December 2020, he talked about going to rehab, “Which was a very good experience. “I’m grateful I went.”

“I was there for 2 months, December through February 2020. I was there during the January 6th insurrection. My watch would have prevented it. He laughed. He jokingly said, “Was ever an insurrection prior to I went into rehab?” No. No. No. They wouldn’t do it.”

“Life is a lot better and happier now,” Mulaney continued. “I have a 12-weekold son. I am very excited. He’s a pretty cool guy for someone who can’t vote.”

Mulaney and Olivia Munn welcomed Malcolm their baby boy in November. This was just months after Mulaney first announced his relationship with Olivia Munn.

Comic recalled the moment they first became close to their son, which took place in the delivery room right after the baby was born.

“My girlfriend gives birth. He’s a little bit sad. They take him to the warmer. They put him under this warmer. Malcolm is lying there with this bright light shining in his eyes. And he doesn’t cry or do anything, he just looks and he was annoyed, but he didn’t say anything. 

Mulaney replied, “And I was like,” Mulaney said. “A polite man in an unpleasant situation, but he won’t make a fuss.”

Finally, he jokingly recalled his son’s favorite baby pacifier to tie everything together between sobriety and fatherhood.

It’s a real bummer. It was a great thing. We have about a dozen. Mulaney shared that they still have them in a basket at the counter. Mulaney shared the look in his eyes. “Welcome to our world, homie.

The video below will provide more information about Mulaney’s adorable baby boy and Munn.

Saturday Night LiveLive, coast-tocoast broadcasts at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT (NBC).



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