Is Pete Davidson Leaving ‘SNL’ After This Season?: ‘I Think Everybody Outgrows It’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Saturday Night Live Pete Davidson as Chad during the "Chad" sketch

Pete Davidson surprisingly thinks his time on Saturday Night Live ought to have ended final season. During a candid interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Davidson opened up about quite a lot of issues, together with what his future with SNL seems to be like. Will followers be seeing him on the present subsequent season?

Saturday Night Live Pete Davidson as Chad during the "Chad" sketch
Pete Davidson on ‘Saturday Night Live’ | Rosalind O’Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

Davidson shares his ideas about his position on SNL

The comic is conscious that he’s been lucky to have been on the present since 2014 however believes that he ought to have been despatched packing prior to now.

During the Feb. 24 interview, Charlamagne requested about SNL and when is the precise time to depart the present. “It’s a hard thing to do because you don’t want to ever pull the trigger too early. But everybody’s always been like, ‘You’ll know when you know and it’ll be all right,’” Davidson shared.

When requested if he is aware of, Davidson admitted, “Yeah. Here’s the thing… I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it.”

He continued, “I get it, however I’m chilly open political punchlines, I’m Weekend Update jokes… [It’s like] whose facet are you on,” he continued. “I have a weird feeling in that building where I don’t know whose team they’re playing for, really… if I’m the joke or I’m in on the joke.”

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He says the present is ‘cutthroat’

While Davidson has been advised that he’ll know when it’s the precise time to depart, he admits that he thought that point got here final yr. “I really wanted last year to be my last year.”

As for whether or not there’s a household feeling on the present, Davidson shared that “Lorne is the sh*t… he’s the best and has treated me with nothing but love and he’s like a father figure to me, but as far as everyone else, it’s a cutthroat f*cking show. Everyone’s trying to get their sh*t on, everyone wants to be the next thing, so it’s not like a loving… you’re not going to get coddled over there. They don’t give a f*ck, at the end of the day.”

Davidson additionally pointed to the “fear of getting fired,” sharing, “You’re just like every day I’m getting fired so everybody’s just trying to pound their work on there and you gotta do what you’ve gotta do.”

Davidson stated he positively had that worry, sharing, “It’s scary to work over there.”

Despite the stress, the comic is grateful for the superb alternative and every little thing he’s discovered, together with studying create a completely shaped sketch past only one beginning thought.

He’s outgrown the present

Davidson additionally shared why he can’t inform the SNL solid and writers to not joke about his private life on the present, sharing, “because then like I’m a hypocrite… I can’t tell… that’s what they do, that’s their show.” He added, “If I’m just fodder now though, maybe I shouldn’t be there.”

His appearances on Weekend Update are self-deprecating, in a method as a result of “that’s just my type of humor,” he famous, including, “but also yeah, you gotta be because they think I’m f*cking dumb. Like, I’m literally painted out to be like this big dumb idiot. Like, even all my sketches are just me being like, ‘OK, sure.’… I have to.”

“I believe everyone outgrows it and I believe for what I might do on the present — which is simply barely something and it’s simply Weekend Update, I really feel like I’ve executed, like, 30 of these and I simply really feel like, yeah, I’ve executed as a lot as I can over there however glad to be there so long as Lorne likes me,” Davidson famous.

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