The “Saturday Night Live” star headlined the Boston show aptly titled, “Pete Davidson and Friends.” He told the crowd he did not know when Ariana Grande’s song about him (and her other famous exes) was going to be released and listened to it for the first time surrounded by friends.
“So I start playing it. And we’re all like, ‘Ehhh… it’s ok.’ We’re like ‘Okay, it’s not that bad for you. It’s bad, but it’s not that bad for you,'” Davidson said, according to Deadline.
Overall, he said people’s reaction to his breakup with Grande — which included a student taunting his mother by singing “thank u, next” — showed him “how ugly people can get but also how cool.”
The comedian also had a bit about his tattoos and how they were tied to famous deaths.
“I got a Harry Potter tattoo and then the next day Alan Rickman the guy who played Snape died, and I was like, ‘Oh, what a weird coincidence,’” he began.
Then he continued, “Then I got a Willy Wonka tattoo. Next day, Gene Wilder dies. Now I’m like, alright, that’s a coincidence, that’s weird. So I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of Louis C.K., what do you guys think?”
Davidson said the punchline of the joke “used to be about Aziz Ansari, but Aziz has been nice to me recently.”
On December 15, Pete Davidson alarmed his fans when he wrote on social media, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. I’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last. All i’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember i told you so.”
A welfare check was performed by the New York Police Department and Davidson was deemed “safe.”
Davidson spoke about his mental health earlier in December in the wake of his breakup with Grande. He talked about the online bullying he had been on the receiving end of and mentioned suicide in that post as well.
“I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t,” Davidson wrote.