Tim Dillon came out as gay as a result of a shift in his outlook on life.
Death is one of the few things that puts life into perspective. Simply discussing death calls to mind the transitory yet urgent aspect of life, which is precisely what drew acclaimed comedian Tim Dillon out of the closet.
In fact, it was a murder trial, not the death of a family member or a loved one, that caused him to rethink his mind about life.
In 2010, Dillion was called to serve as a juror in a murder trial. The stand-up comic came out a different man after a week and a half of tearing apart the prosecutor’s statements on death and murder.
Dillon’s Life Was Transformed By A Murder Trial
In an interview with Moontower Comedy News, Dillon discussed how a murder trial in 2010 jolted him out of his stupor and forced him to reconsider his life. He also made the analogy between the murder trial and a retreat.
For the renowned podcast host, the prospect of death was once again realized. It was then that he recognized his own mortality and how some of his acts would come back to haunt him.
Dillon’s Life Has Been Transformed In Just A Few Months
The stage had been set, and he solidified three areas of his life in the two-to-three months following the murder trial. He stopped drinking, began doing stand-up comedy, and revealed that he was gay.
In the same interview with Moontower Comedy News, Dillon said that coming out of the closet after twenty-five years was “extremely late by today’s standards,” which could explain why he made such a radical lifestyle adjustment in just a few months.
Dillon made the claim that he had never been in love.
Fans worry that the stand-up comedian isn’t being entirely honest about his sexuality. Part of their fear stems from the fact that, contrary to popular belief, Dillon is far from a romantic.
Tim Dillon claimed in an interview with Vulture that he had never been in love. He bluntly remarked, albeit not in those precise terms, that if he did discover love, he believed it would not be in the best interests of the person with whom he found it.
Later on, he stated that love is a fleeting emotion that will go away with time. He’d want to have a “partner” with whom he could be himself without surrendering his principles. He stated that he would prefer to be in a relationship with someone who is similar to himself.