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Jimmy Kimmel Let John Mulaney Stay With Him After Rehab

By Andrew Sanford | TV | April 27, 2023 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | April 27, 2023 |


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I moved out of my parents’ place when I was 18 years old. From there, I attended school for … a year and a half (hello, associate’s degree). At 20, I was living life on my own (with six other former theater students). In the ensuing years, I would form bonds and friendships that have become almost more reliable than family. I love my family, and they will help me if they can, but they live hours away and, to be frank, have their own sh*t to worry about.

My friendships have become reliable and irreplaceable. My children have at least ten “aunts and uncles,” even though my wife and I only have four siblings. One of those uncles, my best bud Mikael Page, once looked me dead in the eyes and told me I was drinking too much. He was right, and my life changed that day. It may not have been immediate, but the effect was lasting.

All of this is to say that I’m pleased as punch that John Mulaney had friends to rely on when he was in need. The comedian went through a very public drug addiction. Public because of his notoriety and his penchant for getting personal on stage. His intervention was a star-studded affair because his good friends are also famous. Then late-night’s resident dad (I said it) took him in.

Jimmy Kimmel kicked off his career through shock, boob jokes, and questionable comedic decisions. Since then, he has noticeably softened. He gives off more dad vibes these days. It could be because his family has, to put it mildly, been through some sh*t. Regardless of what made him who he is today, I was not surprised to learn that Kimmel let Mulaney stay with him post-rehab.

I’m glad John Mulaney is OK. I wish everyone had the support system that he does. Listen to your friends. Take them seriously. It may be the difference between having them in your life and not having a life at all.