John Mulaney was interviewed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in October 2023, just a few weeks before Matthew Perry’s shocking death. The comedian confirmed that in December 2023, he will have been sober for three years. Mulaney also expressed gratitude to Colbert for reaching out while he was having a tough time, describing it as “extra special in a way.”
Although going public with his story of addiction and rehab wasn’t that hard, the “Mulaney” star found it easier to divulge personal stories to bigger groups, quipping, “And that might be a real sickness.” Colbert then brought up a play that he and Mulaney both love, “A Man for All Seasons,” and asked the standup what he learned about himself during his addiction recovery process.
“I am a happy person,” Mulaney asserted, even if he’s done certain things that have caused him to not be that way, “But I am, at my core, a happy person. And it’s okay for me to protect that by living the life I want to live.” Mulaney added how his life is good and, “I don’t want to be the reason that that gets complicated.” This frank response earned him a round of applause from the audience.
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