Pete Davidson joked a bit on “Weekend Update,” poking fun at Tucker Carlson and saying people only listen to his comments to see what he has to say about Kanye West.
But he quickly ditched the laid-back killer demeanor to get emotionally sentimental about his latest episode of “Saturday Night Live.” He left the program on Saturday after the 47th season finale with Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney.
Davidson slammed co-anchor Colin Jost for sounding like the “only Kennedy who doesn’t drink.” He scoffed at what producer Lorne Michaels told him when Davidson phoned in 2018 to say he was getting engaged to Ariana Grande two weeks after he started dating her: “Oh! Hold on for life!
Davidson also recalled that when he auditioned for “Saturday Night Live” at age 20 in 2014, Michaels told him, “I don’t think you’re right on this show, so let’s fuck this together.”
And “that’s exactly what we did,” Davidson said. “And that’s why people who think I don’t deserve the job shouldn’t hate me since we have so much in common.”
“If anything,” he added, “I should inspire hope that literally anyone can be on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Seriously, you see a guy smoking cigarettes in front of a 7- Eleven at 2am, that’s not a meth head, that’s the next Pete Davidson!
Then, he became uncharacteristically emotional, thanking “SNL” for “always having my back and allowing me to work on myself and grow.”
And “thank you Lorne for never giving up on me or judging me, even when, like, everyone else was,” Davidson added. “And for believing in me and allowing me to have a place I could call home with memories that will last a lifetime. So thank you, guys,”
Check it out in the video above.