John Mulaney on Tuesday dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he revealed that the Secret Service opened a file on him after a joke he did on Saturday Night Live.
The comic and former SNL writer hosted the show twice this year, the first time in late February. In the monologue, he made a joke about it being a leap year, a practice that was started by Julius Caesar, “and another thing that happened with Caesar is that he was stabbed to death by a bunch of senators because he went crazy.”
Mulaney noted that Donald Trump was not mentioned in any part of the joke, but nonetheless, the president’s fanatics went after Mulaney via far-right-wing outlets — and not long after, the Secret Service called, he said.
“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.”
The agent vetting Mulaney was “understanding that the joke had nothing to do with Donald Trump,” Mulaney explained, adding it was clear he was not a threat. Still, the comic was asked if he had any rants or “manifestos” about Trump online, Mulaney told Kimmel.
“I said, ‘No. I have bad writing habits. I could never pound out a manifesto,’” Mulaney quipped. “I was cleared by the Secret Service — I’ve been told.”
Watch the full interview, below.