After eight years and seven seasons in Studio 8H, the “King of Staten Island” himself, Pete Davidson, is leaving SNL. The 28-year-old comedian is rumored to star for one final time as a Saturday Night Live cast member on tomorrow’s season finale.
American comedian Pete Davidson was relatively unknown at the time he joined SNL. The 20-year-old comedian came onto Saturday Night Live as one of the youngest cast members ever to join the long-running NBC sketch comedy show. Davidson first appeared as a featured player in the September 2014 premiere of SNL’s 40th season.
Eight years later, Pete Davidson is a widely known star. Popular for being the underdog ladies’ man, Pete is more than the extensive dating life he’s well known for. In 2020, his semi-autobiographical film The King of Staten Island, starring himself as the lead, was released. Like other prominent SNL alum, Pete followed in the footsteps of Kristen Wiig and Adam Sandler, stepping into more of the starlight in films that could further a life beyond his SNL career.
Pete Davidson also has not one, but two Netflix comedy specials. The first comedy special, Pete Davidson: Alive From New York, was released back in 2020, while his new special was just announced by Netflix earlier this week. Expected to release on June 13th is Pete’s second comedy special, Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends, “a multi-comic special hosted and curated by Davidson.” Pete is a very happening guy. Not to mention, he’s now dating someone from one of the most famous families in America, thanks to SNL. Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian, an adorable pair that no one saw coming.
Pete Davidson Leaving SNL with More Members
According to Variety, tomorrow’s Saturday Night Live season finale is rumored to be Pete Davidson’s last performance with the show. Following Davidson are some other long-time cast members, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney, who are also expected to exit after tomorrow’s show. The Season 47 finale is set to have Natasha Lyonne of Netflix’s Russian Doll hosting with musical guest Japanese Breakfast.
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