Pete Davidson Confirms Leaving “Saturday Night Live”

Pete Davidson confirmed he is leaving “Saturday Night Live” after eight seasons. “It’s crazy to think that today I have to make my last,” Davidson wrote on Instagram ahead of Saturday’s season finale.

Davidson does not have his own Instagram account, but he posted a message through Dave Sirus, who writes for “Saturday Night Live”. The message was accompanied by a video of Davidson hugging Jerrod Carmichael.

“When I got the show, I was 20 years old and I had no idea what I was doing,” Davidson wrote. “I still do not, but especially back then. I was not really a sketch artist, 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 to find out what I could possibly bring to or do for such a historic, respected show and platform. “

Davidson first appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in 2014 at the age of 20, and became one of the youngest cast members in the show’s history.

In 2020 interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” Davidson said he was not even aware that SNL was still on the air when he was asked to audition. But the comedian and actor credited the variety to make his career.

“I was starting to be taken seriously as a cartoon,” Davidson said. “It really changed my life.”

Last Saturday, Davidson wrote that he owes “Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL my life. I’m so grateful and I would not be here without them. I appreciate you always having my back and standing up for myself, when it was not the popular opinion. “

Davidson also spoke about his impending departure during Saturday’s Weekend Update segment, the sketch on which he made his debut. He again thanked the show and its creator Lorne Michaels for “memories that will last a lifetime.” Davidson also joked with Michaels’ reaction to his quick but short engagement to singer Ariana Grande.

Davidson met her current boyfriend, aspiring lawyer and mogul Kim Kardashian when she hosted the long-running sketch show in 2021, according to the latest season of “The Kardashians.”

In addition to his role on SNL, Davidson has also starred in several feature films, including “Set It Off”, “The King of Staten Island” and the A24 horror film “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies”.

Davidson is still poised to produce and star in a new Peacock streaming show called “Bupkis,” which a spokesman for the streaming service described as “an enhanced, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s real life,” combining “due to storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and completely original worldview that Pete is known for. “

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