Published Nov 03, 2020Last weekend, John Mulaney and the Strokes shocked the world by delivering a new episode of Saturday Night Live that was actually good. As it turns out, the good vibes continued backstage when the Strokes' Julian Casablancas gifted Mulaney some of his wardrobe.
Mulaney came out on Late Night with Seth Meyers wearing the long jacket, and while he certainly looked more like a little boy dressed as Inspector Gadget than Casablancas' effortless cool, he had a funny story to tell about the jacket.
"When we were shooting promos he had on a really cool Knicks jacket," Mulaney said of his first encounter with Casablancas. "I said 'That's a cool jacket, I gotta get that jacket.' You know rock stars have clothes like, you're like, 'I'm never in my life going to see those clothes. I'm never going to walk into the store where they sell the clothes.' So I said that out loud thinking maybe he'd tell me where I'd get the jacket."
He added, "That didn't happen, that's all right. So then after the show he came into my dressing room, he's like, 'So you wanted jackets.' He gave me this one and he gave me a leather jacket … This is like, there's nothing I can do with this. But I enjoy it so much. It's so meant for like, a lead singer."
As it turns out, the two jackets also came with a pair of sunglasses.
"I got home and I was looking in the pockets and I found these [sunglasses], so I texted him a photo. I said 'Hey, you left these, do you want me to have someone drop them off?' You know rock stars, they're very meticulous. He went 'You keep 'em, man.' So I just looked in the mirror. Saturday night, just came home, so thrilled with the show, so happy to be back here, and then to come down I just stood and stared at myself in the mirror. I was so happy."
Watch John Mulaney describe his Julian Casablancas-inspired glow-up below.