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John Mulaney Was Investigated By The FBI Over A Joke He Made On Saturday Night Live


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It’s been a big year for John Mulaney. He was nominated for two Emmy Awards, he hosted Saturday Night Live twice, and his Netflix show Big Mouth returns for Season 4 this weekend. Just when you thought that 2020 couldn’t get any crazier for the comedian, he revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he was investigated by the United State Secret Service for a joke he told in an opening monologue.

“Leap Year began in the year 45 B.C. under Julius Caesar. This is true,” Mulaney said. “He started the Leap Year in order to correct the calendar and we still do it to this day. Another thing that happened under Julius Caesar was he was such a powerful maniac that all the senators grabbed knives and they stabbed him to death. That’d be an interesting thing if we brought that back now.”

He said that he consulted with his lawyer as to whether he could make the joke, and his lawyer called another lawyer who said yes.

The joke didn’t mention any politician by name, but the implication warranted an investigation.

“I guess they opened a file on me because of the joke, and I have to say, am I stoked there’s a file open on me? Absolutely. Did I enjoy it in the moment? Not so much,” Mulaney said. “But the person vetting me… was very understanding that the joke had nothing to do with Donald Trump. It was an elliptical reference to him. I didn’t say anything about him.”

Mulaney said that they were very nice in the interview and ultimately found no threat. He claims that the joke was not in reference to anyone in particular.


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Grayson Weir, DMT.NEWS