Saturday, February 24, 2024

Welcome Back: John Mulaney Returns From Rehab, Sells Out Five Shows in a Row at NYC’s City Winery


Welcome back, John Mulaney.

The beloved and hot comic is presently selling out five shows in a row, just announced, at NYC’s City Winery.

The shows are May 10-14th. Even as we speak, the City Winery online sales thingy is loaded. There’s a 17 minute wait at least to get through. In a short time, all the shows will be sold out.

And City Winery can sell back to capacity, thanks to Gov. Cuomo. When I was there recently, it was limited capacity.

Mulaney had a tough pandemic. After a bizarre appearance on Seth Meyers Late Show, Mulaney went off to rehab. He was in bad shape. Being stuck at home did him in. He took a job on the Late Show to give himself a purpose. But that kind drifted away over time.

Mulaney, who often works with his partner in crime, Nick Kroll, is hilarious and kind of a genius. It will be great to see him back on stage, and feeling healthy and ready for the post-pandemic world.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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