There are a few rumors I’ve read now that Mulaney is practically broke at this point and financially at the brink of complete ruin (first and foremost apparently) because of the type and ferocity of his drug habit: apparently he was paying for “top end” cocaine, and lots of it—whatever “high end” coke is (I don’t know, since I’ve never been a part of that world—along with the various other pills and things he was taking/buying (the types and quality of which he was apparently particular about, it sounds like from what I’ve read online from fans who have attended his new standup shows and shared some of the “confessional content” contained therein).
He allegedly even mentions in these shows (which to be fair most fans reporting back are saying are really funny and enjoyable/well done) that his drug spending was *so* out of control that at one point in the very recent past he actually had to ask his accountant to step in and cut off his money from him so he wouldn’t spend it all.....
That sounds pretty serious—and this was *before* factoring in the cost of massive amounts of long, plush rehab stays, a divorce from his wife in a marriage that allegedly has no (or next to no) pre-nup involved, *and* a brand new baby and baby momma, *all* happening concurrently with a year + where almost all work in his industry dried up because of an unprecedented pandemic.
And almost everyone in the recovery community—along with a lot of fans and some media—were super critical of the guy for going “right back to work” with a big, multi-stop comedy tour so quickly after getting out of rehab because they took it as a sign that he wasn’t taking his recovery “seriously” enough.
From what I’ve read, I don’t know if the guy really has a choice right now.
If these financial rumors are true though—and that’s not even including the info of the alleged DL “insider” (who is allegedly friends with members of Mulaney’s inner circle in NYC) who said here *months ago* that Mulaney’s wife didn’t have any kind of job that contributed to the household financially and that she spent “a lot” of his money every year on a posh lifestyle (and shopaholic tendencies?) to the point that Mulaney was begging her to “cut back” because he couldn’t afford that level of money going out every month when he was the only employed partner in the marriage and was still working on building his career in the industry—I can’t imagine the mental stress and hell that guy is going through at the moment, and the tour *likely* wasn’t a flippant and “destructive choice” as much as it was a *necessity*.
I agree that Mulaney has made many seriously bad decisions, seems dangerously and unnecessarily self-destructive, and has probably done multiple people closest to him very wrong, but I do feel some genuine sympathy for the guy.
The financial hole (*alleged* financial hole, I know—although this particular gossip topic about him has come up repeatedly in online forums and from alleged insiders, etc.) that he has dug himself into, with untold additional financial pressure coming as a result of the divorce, baby, and baby momma, would overwhelm anyone.....
It also makes me feel (since he did a lot to get *himself* in this position) that he might have some real emotional and mental problems that need to be seriously addressed beyond a rehab thing and that it is more than just a “drug problem” and an “addict needing to stay clean” situation with him.