John Mulaney Was Investigated by the Secret Service over a Trump Joke on 'SNL'
"Am I stoked there's a file open on me? Absolutely. Did I enjoy it in the moment? Not so much."
Published Dec 02, 2020John Mulaney may be a guy who owns a giant trench coat, but he's not a mysterious baddie hellbent on murdering the president. This has now been confirmed by the Secret Service, who investigated the comedian after he made a pointed (if somewhat abstract) joke about Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.
While hosting the show with David Byrne earlier this year (the first of two times hosting in 2020), Mulaney suggested that Donald Trump was a lot like Julius Caesar, adding, "And another thing that happened with Caesar is that he was stabbed to death by a bunch of senators because he went crazy."
Speaking with Jimmy Kimmel, Mulaney explained that the joke resulted in an investigation from the Secret Service. "I guess they opened a file on me because of the joke," he said. "Am I stoked there's a file open on me? Absolutely. Did I enjoy it in the moment? Not so much."
Mulaney was then asked if he had written any rants or "manifestos" about Trump online. "I said, 'No. I have bad writing habits. I could never pound out a manifesto,' " he replied. "I was cleared by the Secret Service — I've been told."
Watch Mulaney discuss the strange investigation below.