PETE DAVIDSON is a stand-up comedian known for his live performances and satirical sense of humor.
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, a friend of his released an official statement on Pete’s exit from Saturday Night Live via Instagram.
What has Pete Davidson said about leaving SNL?
Fellow stand-up comedian and longtime friend of Pete Davidson, Dave Sirus, took to his Instagram to share a post penned by soon-to-be Saturday Night Live alum.
In the post is a video of Pete being hugged after performing in his first episode of SNL at the age of 20.
The caption reads: “From Pete: This video was taken 8 years ago … it made me super emotional in the best way.
“In the video I had just gotten back from doing my very first update and sketch.”
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He continued: “It’s crazy to think that today I’ll be doing my last one.
“When I got the show I was 20 years old and I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t but especially back then.
“I wasn’t really a sketch performer I was just a stand up.”
Pete continued: “I knew I could never keep up or go toe to toe with a Kenan Thompson or a Kate McKinnon so I was super scared at figuring out what I could possibly bring to or do for such a historic, respected show and platform.
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“I figured since I’m a stand up I’ll just try my stand up and personal bits on Weekend Update as myself and I’m so glad I did.
“I got to share so much with this audience and literally grow up in front of your eyes.”
Pete added: “We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest of times.
“I owe Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL my life.”
The post concluded: “Im so grateful and I wouldn’t be here without them. I appreciate you guys always having my back and sticking up for me even when that wasn’t the popular opinion.
“Thank you for always believing in me and sticking by my side even when it seemed comical. Thank you for teaching me life values, how to grow up and for giving me memories that will last a lifetime.
“SNL is my home.”
When does Pete Davidson’s last episode air?
The taping of Saturday Night Live on May 21, 2022, will be Pete Davidon’s last.
In addition to Pete’s official exit from the show, season 47 of SNL will also come to a close.
Natasha Lyonne is hosting the season finale, with Grammy-nominated band Japanese Breakfast making their debut as the musical guest.
SNL premieres via NBC each week at 11.30pm ET.
Viewers can also stream the show on platforms including Peacock, Hulu + Live TV, and fuboTV.
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