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Secret Service Investigates Comedian John Mulaney for February Monologue Joke

Secret Service Investigates Comedian John Mulaney for February Monologue Joke
 John Mulaney at a special screening of "John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch" on Dec. 16, 2019, in New York. (zz/John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2019)

By    |   Wednesday, 02 December 2020 03:51 PM

John Mulaney was investigated by the Secret Service for a joke he told during his monologue on ''Saturday Night Live'' last February.

The comedian revealed the news Wednesday during an appearance on ''Jimmy Kimmel Live.''

''In February, I did a joke that was not about Donald Trump,'' Mulaney explained.

''The joke was about how it was a leap year and the leap year was started by Julius Caesar to correct the calendar, and another thing that happened with Caesar was that he was stabbed to death by a bunch of senators because he went crazy. And I said that’s an interesting thing that can happen.

''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.''

Comedians George Lopez and Kathy Griffin were also investigated by the Secret Service for Trump-related comments.

Lopez in January joked about a bounty on Trump and Griffin posted and then removed a photo where she posed with a replica of a severed and bloodied head that resembled Trump.   

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John Mulaney was investigated by the Secret Service for a joke he told during his monologue on ''Saturday Night Live'' last February. The comedian revealed the news Wednesday during an appearance on ''Jimmy Kimmel Live.''''In February, I did a joke that was not about Donald...
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