Pete Davidson is leaving 'Saturday Night Live' after seven years: Complete story here!
Pete Davidson is reportedly set to leave NBC's sketch comedy, Saturday Night Live, after nearly eight years since joining the cast in September 2014. A source close to the comedian revealed that Davidson is expected to depart the iconic show's season 47 finale this coming Saturday. Davidson's final appearance on the show would be on May 21, hosted by Natasha Lyonne.
But the King of Staten Island actor is not the only one leaving the popular sketch comedy. Sources have also added Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney, among the ones leaving the NBC show after its final episode. Davidson, 28, however, isn't leaving the Broadway Video.
Davidson is not the only member to leave SNL ahead of season 48. Photo Source: Instagram
The actor/comedian will be keeping his association with the network by co-starring in, co-writing, and serving as the executive producer on the new streaming series Bupkis, set to stream on NBCUniversal's Peacock. Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin David of Broadway Video are also acting as executive producers of the upcoming series.
"I can't believe we are going to be on Peacock, the streamer that is responsible for so so many great shows like 'MacGruber" and the reruns of 'The Office,' Pete said while appearing at NBCUniversal's upfront presentation, he added, "I'm here, so the media will finally start paying attention to me," alluding to his better-known life outside his profession.
Davidson is set to co-star in and co-write the upcoming series, 'Bupkis.' Source: Today
Davidson was 20 when he joined the cast of SNL in 2014. Although the stint proved to be a breakthrough for Pete, the Chad star has garnered the most attention for his high-profile dating life. Davidson got engaged to singer Ariana Grande while starring in SNL. In recent times, Davidson has been in the news for his unlikely romance with Kim Kardashian.
Davidson's looming departure isn't a surprise. He has been dropping hints about his possible departure from SNL for a while now. In 2020, Davidson revealed he has been having conversations about when to quit the show. Davidson's exit was perhaps almost decided, but the comedian somehow stayed back. "Yeah, I'm good. I'm surprised I made it to seven [seasons]," Davidson said in May 2021, adding, I can't believe I'm back."I'm