Pete Davidson Set to Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’ After 8 Seasons: Report

by Megan Molseed
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He’s been a major part of our Saturday nights for nearly a decade, as well as one of the most popular people within today’s pop culture scene. Now, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson is poised to step away from his spot on the famous Lorne Michaels-led sketch comedy series.

Pete Davidson joined the SNL cast eight years ago, at just 20 years old. His addition to the cast made Davidson one of the youngest cast members in Saturday Night Live’s history. And, this was a big move for not only SNL but also for the popular comedian’s now prolific career. Davidson’s run on the popular late-night series brought a much-needed injection of the youth culture to the long-running late-night comedy show.

One of Davidson’s best-known characters on Saturday Night Live is Chad; the character once described as the “stereotypical stoner bro.” Later, Davidson released his biopic film The King of Staten Island. A move that cemented Pete’s celebrity across multiple genres.

The news is certainly a shock for fans of the long-running “not-ready-for-primetime” comedy show. And, it seems, they won’t have much of an opportunity to prepare.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pete Davidson’s last appearance on Saturday Night Live will come this weekend. During the hit show’s 47th season finale episode. This installment features Natasha Lyonne as the host and Japanese Breakfast as the musical guest.

Of course, it hasn’t just been Pete Davidson’s memorable characters that tossed the comedian into the limelight since hitting the big time on SNL. The star has been linked to some major names over the years, including an engagement – and very public breakup – with pop superstar Ariana Grande. Most recently, however, Pete Davidson is known for his very public romance with reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

While fans of the break-out comedian will be saying goodbye to Davidson as he leaves Saturday Night Live, it is certainly not the end of his comedy career. In fact, Davidson fans can catch the comedian in his upcoming Netflix comedy special scheduled to be released in mid-June.

Of course, the SNL funnyman cannot finish a stand-up special without some mention of the drama surrounding his relationship with Kardashian. Primarily when it comes to Kardashian’s ex-husband, Kanye West.

In a recently released clip, Davidson alludes to accusations made by Kardashian’s ex-husband that the reality television star is keeping him from their young children. In the clip, Davidson jokes that he hopes Kanye West will go full-on 1990s comedy flick pulling a Mrs. Doubtfire on the family.

“Does anyone else secretly hope that, like, Kanye pulls like a Mrs. Doubtfire?” Davidson jokes in the clip.

“I come home one day and they’re like, this is the new housekeeper,” the comedian quips. “And he’s like, “What’s up fam?'”

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