Is Pete Davidson Still on ‘SNL’?
Cast members come and go on Saturday Night Live, but is Pete Davidson still on SNL? Davidson joined the cast in 2014 and has hinted at leaving the sketch comedy show, but is still currently a cast member as of 2021.
Is Pete Davidson still on ‘SNL’?
In a June 5, 2020 interview with ET, Davidson shared his thoughts on whether he plans to stick around SNL for much longer. Davidson said he wasn’t in any hurry to leave, explaining that he will be on the show for as long as he can.
“I will be there as long as they allow me to be,” Davidson explained. “I think I’m very lucky to be on that show and I’m really lucky to have Lorne Michaels as, you know, not only a mentor and a boss, but a friend.”
“I’ll be there as long as they allow it,” he added.
Pete Davidson discussed leaving the show
During a Feb. 24, 2020 interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Davidson opened up about how he’ll decide when it’s the right time to exit the show. “It’s a hard thing to do because you don’t want to ever pull the trigger too early,” he explained. “But everybody’s always been like, ‘You’ll know when you know and it’ll be all right.’”
The comedian didn’t seem too optimistic about continuing with the show, believing that the writer and his castmates had been making fun of him. “Yeah. Here’s the thing … I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it,” he shared.
Davidson continued, “I get it, but I’m cold open political punchlines, I’m ‘Weekend Update’ jokes … [It’s like] whose side are you on.”
“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,” he added. “I really wanted last year to be my last year.”
Davidson said he felt underutilized
Davidson believed that he was underutilized in many SNL episodes. He also said that he didn’t feel like he could address how he was being made fun of “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.”
Davidson said he felt like his segments on ‘Weekend Update’ poked fun at him because “that’s just my type of humor … 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,” he continued. “Like, even all my sketches are just me being like, ‘OK, sure.’… I have to.”
“I think everybody outgrows it and I think for what I could do on the show — which is just barely anything and it’s just ‘Weekend Update,’ I feel like I’ve done, like, 30 of those and I just feel like, yeah, I’ve done as much as I can over there but happy to be there as long as Lorne likes me,” Davidson added.