Fears about comic John Mulaney’s sobriety and mental health began after he made a bizarre appearance on Seth Meyers’ show, wearing sunglasses and calling Prince Harry “dumb redhead” and Meghan Markle “silly goose”.
In the clip, posted on YouTube on November 24, Mulaney – whom Page Six exclusively revealed was admitted to a rehab clinic for cocaine and alcohol addiction – features a fake segment of “Royal Watch: News from the ‘Crown’” from real life and jokes that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were annoyed with Covid because it distracted all media attention from their “feat” Megxit.
Mulaney – wearing a big, rumpled coat and sunglasses – said that Harry was “The real donkey in this fairy tale … You red-haired donkey, don’t leave your title just because you don’t like your 94-year-old grandmother.
“This is the definition of something you expect, gangsta. I am almost sure that the father’s time will solve the case of the very old and boring woman who was 30 months old. ”Then he adds,” Ahh, very cruel. ”
After Meyers mentioned the death of Princess Diana, Mulaney – who ended up taking off her sunglasses to reveal dark, bleary eyes – said of Meghan: “You know it’s weird, right, that Meghan and Harry are gone?
“Did you think that rolling around with those idiots in church clothes would be fun? Did they say it was laughter over and over? Because you’re thinking of ‘The Munsters’, you silly goose. “
He continued: “Just the fact that she wanted to leave the royal family because they were like ‘be right and be quiet’ … So, don’t marry the most boring people ever and then say, ‘Oh, let’s play Never Have I Ever? “
Mulaney also adds of himself: “Actually, I am simple and difficult”, before Meyers is forced to describe how the Google News algorithm works.
At the end of Mulaney’s incoherent speech, punctuated by long pauses, Meyers – who had previously asked him to “start over” and inexplicably asks him to spell the word “sheriff” – said: “I love having you here, but in future, if you just want to talk about things like that, a phone call might be better … Let’s see what we can use with that, but it can be just online. ”
Mulaney adds: “The next ‘Royal Watch’ will be a little more focused … Thanks, Seth, and as a student reporter once wrote about me, ‘Thanks for the laughs, even though it’s virtual.'”
A viewer on Twitter said of the clip after Page Six revealed that Mulaney went to a rehab clinic in Pennsylvania for 90 days, “If you watched @sethmeyers recently, you knew something was up.”
Another wrote, “Three weeks ago I felt that there was something seriously * strange * about John Mulaney’s appearance on Seth Meyers.”
Still another commentator wrote, after news of Mulaney’s rehab, “He looked very strange in this segment and I was very confused, it was strange to see him and see him like that, but it makes sense now, unfortunately.”
A source told us that Mulaney was “crazy” about the substances at the time the segment was recorded and this raised serious concerns about his health. Mulaney’s representative declined to comment.
Meanwhile, Page Six can also uniquely reveal that Mulaney’s close circle of friends in the comedy world, including “SNL” guru Lorne Michaels and Pete Davidson, encouraged him to seek help.
A source from “SNL” told us: “He has an intimate circle of friends who supported him incredibly [by] encouraging you to seek help and [staying] super closed mouth.
“For everyone else, it wasn’t so clear that he was fighting, but he’s been a rock for so many other people that everyone knows he should get the help he needs.
“Pete and Lorne were incredibly helpful,” said the source, “Mulaney is like an older brother to Pete and they always travel together.”