There’s been a lot of talk about Pete Davidson leaving the Saturday Night Live family – and today, he’s confirmed it’s true.
The comedian who joined the show in 2014, revealed his May 21 appearance (marking the show’s Season 47 finale) will be his last.
Pete, who doesn’t have Insta himself, shared the message through SNL writer Dave Sirus’ page along with a video of himself hugging comedian Jerrod Carmichael:
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“This video was taken eight years ago,” the message from Pete begins.
“Jerrod sent it to me last night and it made me super-emotional in the best way. In the video, I had just gotten back from doing my very first [‘Weekend Update’] and sketch. It’s crazy to think that today I’ll be doing my last one.”
“When I got the show, I was 20 years old and I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t but especially back then. I wasn’t really a sketch performer, I was just a stand-up. I knew I could never keep up or go toe to toe with a Kenan Thompson or a Kate McKinnon so I was super-scared at figuring out what I could possibly bring to or do for such a historic, respected show and platform. I figured since I’m a stand-up, I’ll just try my stand-up and personal bits on ‘Weekend Update’ as myself and I’m so glad I did. I got to share so much with this audience and literally grow up in front of your eyes. We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest of times.”
Pete goes on to describe SNL as his “home” and thanked his fans as well as SNL creator Lorne Michaels who is the executive producer of Pete’s upcoming Bupkis series.
And while it will be sad to see Pete go, he did leave us all with a small glimmer of hope:
“Can’t wait to be back next year in a Mulaney musical number.”
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