Pete Davidson Is Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

Pete Davidson quits ‘Saturday Night Live’

Pete Davidson is officially gone Saturday Night Live, Rolling Stone has learned. The comedian has been an actor for eight seasons. Davidson is expected to reveal his departure from the program this weekend; Saturday’s show, which features Russian doll star Natasha Lyonne as host and musical guest Japanese Breakfast, is the season 47 finale.

A representative for SNL and Pete Davidson did not return immediately rolling stonerequest for comment.

Davidson joined SNL in 2014 as a feature film at the age of 20, making him one of the youngest cast members in the series’ 47-year history. He was an unknown at the time. His star power grew as he appeared on the show, going from featured player to full-time “Not Ready for Primetime” cast member, and appearing on “Weekend Update” segments, delivering impersonations (New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Rami Malek) and participated in other skits. Davidson also appeared as beloved recurring character Chad, and would frequently star in SNLare often music-related shorts.

He has also become famous for the women he has dated, including his current partner Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande, who he was once engaged to.

During Davidson’s departure SNLhis relationship with SNL Showrunner and creator Lorne Michaels is set to continue via Broadway Video, the production company behind the sketch comedy series, as Variety reports. Davidson’s new streaming series, Bupkisin which he stars as co-writer and executive producer, is also produced by Broadway Video’s Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin David. Bupkis is set to air on NBC’s Peacock.

Additional reporting by Jodi Guglielmi


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