Pete Davidson Really Sounds Like He Wants to Leave 'SNL'
"They think I'm fucking dumb"
Published Feb 25, 2020When he's not popping up in tabloids or stand-up comedy shows, Pete Davidson moonlights as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. As it turns out, however, it looks as if his tenure on the show may be coming to an end, as the cast member explains he's kind of over it.
Yesterday (February 24), Davidson appeared on The Breakfast Club, where he got candid in an interview with host Charlamagne Tha God. In the interview, available below, Davidson explained that he actually didn't even want to return this season.
"I have a weird feeling in that building, where I don't know whose team they're playing for — if I'm the joke or I'm in on the joke," he said. "I really wanted last year to be my last year, but I'm still around.
"I'm like, cold open, political punchlines. I'm like, 'Weekend Update' jokes. When I'm not there, they'll be like, 'Huh huh huh, Pete's a fucking jerk face.' And you're like, 'Whose side are you on?'"
He added, "If I'm just fodder now, though, maybe I just shouldn't be there. They think I'm fucking dumb. Like, I'm literally painted out to be this big, dumb idiot."
Davidson went on to say SNL is too competitive for his liking, saying, "It's a cutthroat fucking show. Everyone's trying to get their shit on. Everyone wants to be the next thing. You're not gonna get coddled over there. They don't give a fuck at the end of the day."
Davidson's new stand-up special Alive from New York is out today (February 25) on Netflix.