John Mulaney talks fatherhood, sobriety in ‘SNL’ monologue

Like father, like son.

John Mulaney touched on sobriety and his son with Olivia Munn, Malcolm, in his “Saturday Night” monologue this weekend, joking he knew the exact moment he knew that the baby was his Mini-Me.

“We were in the delivery room. My girlfriend had just given birth to him and he’s crying a little, so they bring him over to this warmer on the other side of the delivery room. [He’s] under this big bright light, and light is just shining in his eyes,” the comedian, 39, said.

“He just looks up at the light and [he squints]. He was annoyed, but he didn’t say anything. I was like, ‘That’s my son.’ A polite man in an uncomfortable situation, but he’s not going to make a fuss. He’s a very good boy.”

Mulaney, who was hosting the NBC stalwart for the fifth time, also got candid about sobriety and his relationship with Munn, 41, during the opening monologue.

“For many, many reasons, I’m grateful to be here tonight after a very complicated year,” he began.

The comedian welcomed his first child with Munn in November 2021.The comedian welcomed his first child with Munn in November 2021.Instagram

“It is wonderful to be in a place that’s always emphasized sobriety and mental health,” he quipped. “Since I last hosted, different things have happened … Life is a lot better and happier now. I have a 12-week-old son. I’m very excited, he is a pretty cool guy for someone who can’t vote. His legs are like little calzones, and I want to eat him.”

Mulaney hosting "SNL" for the fifth time. Mulaney hosted “SNL” for the fifth time. NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Mulaney and Munn became first-time parents when she gave birth to their son in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. It came just a few months after he filed for divorce from his ex-wife, Anna Marie Tendler.

The couple was married for seven years when he initiated the process in July, leaving his artist wife blindsided. “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage. I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery,” Tendler said in a statement at the time, referencing her ex’s 2020 stint in rehab for alcoholism and cocaine addiction.

John Mulaney and baby MalcolmThe father-son duo pose for a sweet snap.Instagram

Just one week after announcing they had called it quits, news broke that Mulaney was dating Munn. He later confirmed during an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that he was going to become a dad.

“I got into this relationship that’s been really beautiful with someone incredible,” he said at the time. “And we’re having a baby together. I was nervous when I was about to say the news!”

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