Pete Davidson confirmed his departure from Saturday Night Live (SNL) during the season finale last night, when he joked about Kim Kardashian’s ex Kanye West and ex Ariana Grande.
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Pete Davidson parted ways with Saturday Night Live (SNL) last night, with the cast wrapping up their eight-year stint on the sketch show with some jokes and heartfelt goodbyes.
Earlier this week it was rumored that the comedian, 28, is preparing to leave the hit NBC series – with him confirming his departure on yesterday’s latest episode.
He reflected on his time on the show in the regular ‘Weekend Updates’ alongside Colin Jost, 39 – with the subtitle “Pete Davidson says goodbye now” during the season finale .
It shows Pete – who is currently dating Kim Kardashian, 41 – referring to his ex Kanye West, 44, as well as mentioning his ex Ariana Grande, 28, at one point.
During the opening of the recent episode – the final episode of the current season – he teased: “[Hello] millions of people just watched to see if I would raise Kanye or not. “
And while he didn’t name his partner Kim – whom he worked with on SNL when she hosted the show last year – he nevertheless did mention his ex-fiancée. Ariana.
The pair were previously believed to have started dating in May 2018, and the pair became engaged within just a few weeks – although it was later called off later that year.
Pete said he called SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels, 77, to share news of the engagement, with a tease of the response he claims to have received.
The actor said he called Lorne to say he was “engaged to [Ariana] after dating for two weeks,” he quoted his boss as replying, “Oh, hold on dear life. “
He also mentioned the incident at the Oscars, which witnessed his SNL colleague Chris Rock, 57, being slapped by Will Smith, 53, following a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, 50 year old.
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“On one hand, I don’t like it when people think they can run up on stage and hit a comedian – but on the other hand, that’s how I know all my shows are going to sell out now,” says Pete. joke.
And although his breakup was full of jokes, Pete ended the segment with a heartfelt message about his experience on the popular late-night series.
He said he appreciates SNL “always having [his] back” and allowed him to grow, with him specifically thanking Lorne in the speech, such as for “never giving up” on him.
Pete said the show’s creator never judged him “even if everyone was,” and the departing cast expressed gratitude for the faith in him.
The comedian concluded by saying: “[Thank you for] allow me to have a place I can call home with memories that will last a lifetime. So thank you guys. “
Saturday Night Live airs in the UK on Sky Comedy, with the latest episode to air from 9pm tonight.
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