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'Alive' May Be Dead In the Water

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Pete Davidson's new special “Pete Davidson: Alive From New York” premieres on Netflix on Feb. 25, but the new trailer is all sorts of wrong. The biggest problem? Every single joke in the trailer is aimed at gay people. Why are there so many gay jokes all in a row?

Netflix' description for the trailer on YouTube in part reads: "Comedian Pete Davidson is known for his unfiltered anecdotes, and he's giving the audience more than what they asked for in his first Netflix original comedy special, Alive From New York."


"I don’t think there’s a more honest relationship betewen a gay dude and a straight dude because there’s just nothing to gain," he says toward the start of the trailer.

He continues:

"There’s always one gay friend that I don’t think is f—ing gay at all. It’s that gay dude that will, like, run up on your girlfriend and squeeze her boobs and slap her ass and be like, ‘Damn girl, you look great!’ I don’t find that f—ing funny — like at all.

I’m all for the gayness; it doesn’t mean I’m against gayness. You just get to slap ass on a technicality? That’s not f—ing fair at all. I would never do that just because I could. I would never walk up to his boyfriend, tuig his dick and be like, ‘Nice, Gary. Not for me, but cool.' ”


"I'm all for the gayness. It doesn't mean I'm against gayness," he says in the trailer. Just that phrase is inappropriate in 2020. Are we sure he didn't film this special in 1985?

"Why did he steal his jokes from 1998?" asked one person underneath the trailer, while another person on Twitter said, “I thought these jokes were really funny when I first heard Eddie Murphy do them in 1983. I was 11."

"It’s remarkable how unfunny Pete is. Guy has the stage presence of a water buffalo," remarked another.

He's Still Got Plenty Of Fans


Not everyone is offended. There are plenty of comments underneath the trailer that support Davidson and his comedic style.

"Anyone else feel a weird sense of pride? I'm so happy for him that he's getting his own standup special on Netflix!" said one potential viewer.

One comment, though, was especially gross:

"That laugh at the end 😂 He's right though. The touching is creepy. I had a gay friend try to grab my boobs in high school and I hit him real quick. I hate when people touch me in general."

Like, what.

Get Some New Jokes

Besides currently being on "Saturday Night Live," Davidson has also had standup specials on Comedy Central.

According to Variety, last year Davidson had those in the audience sign non-disclosure agreements for the special, which was shot at Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

“Oh great. A straight guy crapping out tired, homophobic stereotypes for cheap laughs from lazy *********. You’ve really excelled yourselves here,” said one person on Twitter.

What will Netflix come up with next?

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