Pete Davidson quits ‘Saturday Night Live’
One of Saturday Night Livethe most popular artists leave the show.
According to a report in Variety, Pete Davidson will release the long-running series of late-night sketches after the upcoming Season 47 finale by “someone familiar with the subject.” Davidson has been on the show since 2014. When he joined the cast, he was just 20 and one of the youngest performers in the show’s history. (When Davidson leaves Studio 8H, he will still be only 28.)
Over his eight years on the show, Davidson has proven to be both a reliable presence on the show and a lightning rod for controversy. He drew widespread criticism for his jokes about Republican congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw before later apologizing. (Even later, Davidson would say he was “forced” to apologize.) In recent months, Davidson’s relationship with Kim Kardashian has made him a constant tabloid presence, thanks to Kardashian’s ex , Kanye West, repeatedly insulting and attacking Davidson on social media. media.
Since joining SNL Davidson has also appeared in several films, recorded several stand-up comedy specials, and starred in and co-written The King of Staten Island, a vaguely autobiographical comedy from director Judd Apatow. On SNLDavidson has made some very memorable appearances on Weekend Update and starred in some very funny skits.
There could be other Saturday Night Live departures this summer, as many other cast members have been on the show for some time and have begun to undertake an increasingly busy schedule of projects away from Saturday Night Live. (Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong are among the names often cited as candidates to leave the show this year.) Natasha Lyonne is hosting this weekend Saturday Night Live season finale with musical guest Japanese Breakfast.