Pete Davidson took to Instagram to reflect on his impending departure Live Saturday night.
Although Davidson has no account on social media platforms, he posted a long and emotional message via the account of Dave Cyrus, who wrote for the show and also acted in his 2020 film, King of Staten Island. He spoke with a video celebrating his first episode of production SNL With fellow comic Jerrod Carmichael.
“This video was taken 8 years ago. Jarrod sent it to me last night and it made me very emotional in the best way possible, ”Davidson said at the top. “In the video I came back from my first update and sketching. It’s crazy to think I have to do my last thing today. “
Davidson said that when he first joined the show in 2014, at the age of 20, he admitted that he had “no idea” what he was doing. “I still don’t,” he joked, “but especially then.”
Davidson appeared on the show as a stand-up comic instead of a sketch performer, which set him apart from many who ended up as a cast member. “I knew I would never be able to keep up with a Kenan Thompson or Kate McKinnon, so I was too scared to figure out what I could possibly bring or do for such a historic, respected show and platform. I thought since I was standing up I would just try my stand up and personal bits on the weekend update on my own and I was happy, “he shared. . We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest times. “
Davidson said he owes SNLIts creator-producer Lorne Michaels and everyone else in the long-running NBC Sketch series are grateful to all those with whom he has crossed paths during his life – 30 Rock. “I appreciate you always staying behind me and sticking up for me even when that was not a popular opinion. Thank you for always believing me and for being by my side even if it sounds ridiculous, ”he wrote. “Thank you for teaching me the values of life, how to grow up and giving me lasting memories.
“SNL is my home,” Davidson concludes. “I am just happy and sad about tonight’s show. For many reasons I can’tNo explanation. I can’t wait for Mulani to return to the musical number next year. “
Davidson joined SNL Debuted as one of the show’s youngest cast members, and quickly became one of its biggest stars. News of her departure with longtime cast members Kate McKinnon, Eddie Bryant and Kyle Mooney broke yesterday. In addition to the finale of Season 47 hosted by Natasha Leon tonight, she will be seen in the next Pickup series. BupkisAlex Lehman’s film Cute look Kaley Cuoco, with Miramax’s horror-thriller Home And the recently announced features of David Mitch, Wizards!. Davidson’s Instagram announcement, signed by “Resident Young Pete Davidson,” can be found below.