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Where Is Pete?

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Since the release of his controversial stand up special, Pete Davidson has been spilling the tea all over the press tour. Between sharing his opinion about his break up with Ariana Grande to expressing his frustration over how his role on Saturday Night Live has evolved, Davidson has not been holding back at all. However, is that costing him?

Davidson was noticeably absent from Daniel Craig's episode on March 7th, not in a single sketch or digital short, and didn't come out for the final bow either. He also missed the cast party on February 29th, right after the interview hit the internet.

Is He On The Way Out?

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In an extremely candid interview with Charlemagne Tha God, Davidson explained how he felt out of place at SNL since he joined in 2014 at the age of 20. More recently, Davidson claims that he feels like the butt of jokes, rather than the one making them. It has gotten to the point where Davidson is clearly ready to leave SNL.

"I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it."

He also explained that he's discussed leaving SNL with Adam Sandler and others about what move he should make next.

"I have a lot of conversations with people, because it’s a hard thing to do."

A Cutthroat Environment

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Davidson explained that he doesn't want to be hasty and make a decision that would damage his career.

"You don’t ever want to pull the trigger too early. Everybody’s always been like, 'You’ll know when you know, and it’ll be all right.' I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it.

I’m like, cold open, political punchlines. I’m like, Weekend Update jokes. When I’m not there, they’ll be like, 'Huh huh huh, Pete’s a fucking jerk face.' And you’re 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."

Davidson also explained that while the cast appears genial on stage, it can be much different behind the scenes.

"it's a cutthroat f-cking show. Everyone's trying to get their shit on. Everyone wants to be the next thing."

He Still Loves Lorne

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While he may be over the gig, Davidson has only good things to say about Saturday Night Live's creator, Lorne Michaels.

"He's the best and has treated me with nothing but love and he's like a father figure to me."

While Davidson feels he's outgrown SNL, he's "happy to be there as long as Lorne likes me."

"For what I can do on the show, which is just barely anything — and it’s just Weekend Update. I feel like I’ve done 30 of those and I just feel like, yeah, I’ve done as much as I can over there."

So, is Pete just randomly absent, or is this the beginning of the end for him on SNL?

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