Pete Davidson bids adieu to Saturday Night Live!
by Ana Walia | Sat, 21 May 2022 19:26:41 GMT
Pete Davidson is leaving Saturday Night Live. Image Source: Vanity Fair 

Pete Davidson makes his final appearance on Saturday Night Live. 

Comedian-actor Pete Davidson is all set to bid adieu to Saturday Night Live along with Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney as he makes his final appearance on the show on Saturday. This also ends the season 47th for Saturday Night Live! 

Pete Davidson entered the NBC’s sketch comedy show in its 40th season in September 2014, and at the time, he was the youngest cast member on the show. The comedian in 2020, although hinted at his exit from the show during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God where he admitted that he is ready to walk away from the show and has had conversations with a lot of people regarding his decision to leave.

Pete said in the interview that it's difficult to walk away because you don't want to pull the trigger too soon and that people have always told him that he'll know when everything is right. Pete stated at the time that he has grown tired of being the punchline on the show and has a strange feeling in that building where he does not know whose team the network and cast is playing on.

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In recent years, Pete Davidson has been more well-known for his personal life than for his work on the show. Pete's initial appearances were for Weekend Update and primarily restricted to self-deprecating stand-up routines. However, his flexibility grew throughout his time on SNL, and in recent seasons, he's done impressions of celebrities like former New York governor Andrew Cuomo and actor Rami Malek, and he's been increasingly involved in the show's video portions. Chad, a cynical man who remains unfazed even when presented with severe or incredible scenarios, such as being hunted by a murderer or embarking on a SpaceX mission, is a character played by the comedian often.

Pete Davidson just made his final appearance on the program with Colin Jost, during which he stated that everyone is expecting him to bring up Kanye West, to which Colin responded that he has had a strange year. Pete said that he never imagined his life would be so different back when he was a scrawny boy, and quipped that no one recognized his ethnicity back then, but now everyone knows he's white since he become a highly successful businessman while hardly turning up to work.

Pete Davidson said he will miss the show's iconic creator and producer Lorne Michaels, who has always given him the best advice, and that he will never forget phoning him after getting engaged after two weeks of dating (to Ariana Grande) and Lorne advising him to "hang in there for your life."Pete Davidson explained that when he auditioned for SNL, Lorne remarked to him maybe you're not right for the show, but let's mess this up together which they did, and that's why those who don't believe he deserves the job shouldn't hate him since they have so much in common. Pete stated that he should, at the very least, instill optimism that anyone could be on SNL.

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Pete Davidson concluded his emotional farewell speech by stating that he appreciates Saturday Night Live and Lorne for never giving up on him and believing in him and allowing him to have a place that he could call home and cherish memories that will last a lifetime. 

Pete posted a video via Dave Sirus' social media ahead of his final appearance on the show and shared that the video was taken eight years ago and Jerrod Carmichael had sent him this last night and made him super emotional as it was after his first sketch. The comedian-actor mentioned that it's crazy to even think that he's going to appear on the show for a final act and looking back at his journey he finds everything surreal and added that he knew he could never keep up or go toe to toe with Kenan Thompson or Kate McKinnon as he was just figuring things out back then but then he did and he thanked everyone for just being there for him.

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Pete went on to say that he owes Lorne Michael and everyone at SNL his life and he is grateful for every one of them for having his back and sticking up for him even when he was not the popular opinion. He thanked them for teaching him life values, how to grow up, and for giving him memories that will last a lifetime. The post concluded that SNL is Pete's home and he's so happy and sad about his final show for so many reasons he can’t explain and added that he can’t wait to be back next year in a Mulaney musical number.

Pete Davidson is going to join Edie Falco in Peacock’s upcoming series Bupkis, where Edie is going to play Pete’s mother, which is a fictionalized version of his life. The comedian said that he cannot believe that his show is going to be on Peacock, the streamer that is responsible for so many great shows like "MacGruber" and the reruns of "The Office". Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin David of Broadway Video will also executive produce the series, which is being distributed by Universal Television.