The end of Pete Davidson’s ‘SNL’ career may be near!
The funnyman just revealed he’s not looking to replicate a long tenure like co-star Kenan Thompson.
When there’s an ‘SNL’ record to be broken don’t look to Davidson to break it, because he wants no part of it.
Davidson, one of the youngest cast members in ‘SNL’ history, recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Comedy Actor Roundtable’ and spoke about his future on the late-night weekend show.
Davidson was cast on ‘SNL’ at just 20-years-old back in 2014 and has been a main cast member of the show since.
When mention of his colleague’s, Thompson, long tenure with the comedy show Davidson, “Yeah, I’m good. I’m surprised I made it to seven (seasons).
For perspective, Thompson has been an ‘SNL’ cast member since 2003 and has 18 seasons under his belt. This makes him the longest-tenured cast member in the show’s history!
In fact, Pete admitted he’s ready to “hang up the jersey” and called Thomspon “f***ing Karl Malone out there.” Malone is a retired professional NBA player who played for the Utah Jazz for 18 seasons.
During the THR conversation Davidson was asked, “I’ve heard you say that this past season of ‘SNL’ has been your favorite season, which is vastly different from how you’d been describing your ‘SNL’ experience a year or two ago. What changed for you?”
In February of 2020 while speaking to Charlamane Tha God during an episode of “Live your Truth: An Honest Conversation With Charlamagne Tha God” Davidson said, “I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it.”
He said he was treated like a punchline on the show, and that when he was not there he felt people were talking about him behind his back.
“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.
Clearly things have taken a turn for the better for Pete since this interview as he explained to THR, “I was at a really different place a year or two ago. I’m not exactly proud of how I handled or was handling things a few years ago.”
Lucky for Pete, when the pandemic happened he got a swift kick in the balls and had to sit with his “immature and irrational decisions.”
“I was so happy when they said that ‘SNL’ was going to come back because I was literally sitting with my own thoughts and I was feeling really bad. I was really excited just to work and see people and I had a different outlook for this season and moving forward. I think I’ve been able to have a lot of fun and I just really appreciate it — not working at all really sucks,” Davidson said.
Cheers to working!