Pete Davidson Is Saying Bye to SNL!


| LAST UPDATE 05/22/2022

By Conner Goodman
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It's official: Pete Davidson is leaving Saturday Night Live. After spending nearly eight years in Studio 8H, it seems the comedian has decided it is time to move on. Here's everything we know so far...

It's been reported that the 28-year-old will grace us with his presence on the show for the very last time for the 47th season finale - which will be hosted by Natasha Lyonne this Saturday. When Davidson first started on SNL, he was a fresh-faced 20-year-old relatively unknown in the entertainment or comedy world. But since then, he has truly made a name for himself. From dating A-list celebrities like Ariana Grande t0 Kim Kardashian (who he infamously met during her SNL sketch) to the hilarious jokes and bits he has both on and off the series, it's safe to say he's become one of the most well-known comedians today.

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Back in May 2021, he hinted at the possibility of saying goodbye to the show that arguably helped launch his career. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he admitted, "I'm surprised I made it to seven [seasons]. I'm ready to hang up the jersey." We guess we should've known...

It's without a doubt he will be missed on SNL. But there will always be memories and many youtube videos for us to watch and reminisce about. Especially to watch the many times he had his character Chad make an appearance in various music video parodies such as "Tucci Gang," "Walking in Staten," and "NFTs," the rap sketch he did with Timothee Chalamet, which iconically went viral. But although fans are sad to see him go, they know Davidson will be active in many other projects. In the past, he's starred in a few films, including The King of Staten Island and The Suicide Squad. And the comedian is also set to release many upcoming projects! He, alongside Amandla Stenberg, will be featured in the slasher-comedy Bodies, Bodies, Bodies. And how could we forget his comedy Bupkis, a series dedicated to Davidson's unfiltered humor? So clearly we can wait for that. But nevertheless, we'll miss keeping up with Davidson every Saturday night! Until then, stay tuned for more updates.

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