Pete Davidson has just appeared for the last time as a full-time cast member Saturday Night Live! The comedian, 28, appeared alongside Colin Jost at the Weekend Update and revealed that he is actually traveling – all because Lorne Michaels “gifted” him a sock (like Dobby in Harry Potter, who then became a free pixie). “Hi Colin, and Che – and millions of people are watching if I’ll raise Kanye,” he said, referring to his girlfriend Kim Kardashianhis ex-husband Kanye West.
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“I had never imagined this would be my life. Look at me when I started here – back then I was just a thin boy and no one knew what race I was,” he continued. “Now everyone knows I’m white because I became hugely successful while I barely showed up for work. Look at me now – I’m aging like an old banana. And Colin still looks like the only Kennedy who does not drink,” he said. Pete to a grinning audience.
Colin then asked about the big news: “So, are you really leaving?” he asked. “Yeah man – Lorne accidentally gave me a sock so I’m free now,” Pete told the audience, continuing to pay tribute to Lorne, thanking him for the opportunity.
“Lorne for sure – he’s amazing. He’s led us through the COVID era – even though the only time he wears a mask is with himself. Wide closed eyes parties. He always gives me the best advice, ”he joked. “I called him and said when I got engaged – I said, ‘Lorne, I just got engaged to Ariana Grande and we have been lovers for two weeks ‘and he said:’ Oh! Hold on for dear life ‘, “said Pete, referring to his ex from 2018.
»And then I remember when I was auditioning for SNL, he looked me in the eye and said ‘I do not think you’re the right one for this show – so let’s screw it up.’ And that’s exactly what we did. That’s why people who think I do not deserve this job should not hate me, as we have so much in common … as if something, then I should inspire hope – that everyone could literally be on Saturday Night Livehe explained.
Thanks to Lorne for never giving up on me and believing in me and giving me the opportunity to have a place to call home with memories that will last a lifetime – thank you guys, “he said as he signed up for his final appearance.
Reports broke that the 28-year-old would leave the show on Friday, May 20, ending his seven-year run. The State of Iceland native was only 20 years old when the showrunner Lorne Michaels hand-picked him for the show, making him the youngest cast in SNL history. Pete has had a magnificent run on the show, where he spearheaded the next generation of musical digital shorts with some massive A-Listers, including Taylor Swift and his close friend Miley cyrus.
In addition to the show, Pete has also had a hand in several other projects – including starring The King of the State of Icelandwhich he co-wrote with Dave Sirus and Judd Apatow. Recently, Pete stood for his own set at the Netflix Is A Joke festival in Hollywood, where he made a joke about Kanye.
Of course, Kim, 41, and Pete have dominated headlines for months. The unexpected couple met during Kim’s host debut on October 7, where they also performed in one Aladdin inspired sketch together. During the fun, Kim’s Jasmine tried to convince Pete’s Aladdin that he was not “too much of a man” for her as they rode on a magical flying blanket. At the end of the sketch, they shared a kiss – which Kim revealed was her first with another in 10 years.
The couple were seen in the hand just two weeks later in Knott’s Berry Farm theme park on a date they announced shortly after. Seven months later, Kim and Pete appear to be more solid than ever – with Pete even bonding with his eldest daughter NerdThe actor also has several tattoos dedicated to Kim, including one that reads “My Girl Is A Lawyer”, a branding that reads “Kim”, and the letters “KNSCP” as an anagram for Kim and her four children North, Saint6, Chicago4 and Hymn3.