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pete davidson made his mark as one of the most notable cast members on the weekend sketch show Saturday Night Live. Now Davidson will be taking time off from the program to focus on other creative endeavors.
What’s next for Pete Davidson?
Variety reports that Davidson, 28, will leave SNL this weekend at the end of the 47th season this weekend. Davidson won’t be alone as Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney join the exodus.
In recent years, Davidson has become more famous for his life outside the program than for what he does there. Early in his tenure, Davidson largely only appeared in “Weekend Update” segments, where he often delivered self-deprecating stand-up routines. But he developed a wider range during his time on “SNL.” In recent seasons, he’s done celebrity impressions like former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and actor Rami Malek, and has increasingly been involved in many of the show’s taped sketches. He often appears as the recurring character Chad, an apathetic man who remains oblivious even in the face of dire or fantastical circumstances, such as being hunted down by a killer or participating in a SpaceX mission.
The outlet adds that Davidson is set to star in and produce an upcoming series, Bupkis, which will appear on the Peacock streaming network. Much has been made of Davidson’s high-profile love life, including his current romantic target, Kim Kardashian. The actor and comedian was the frequent target of negative missives from Kardashian’s ex-husband Ye FKA Kanye West and largely avoided talking about it until recently.
According to Variety, Bupkis will also star Edie Falco, who plays Davidson’s character’s mother on the show. He has also hit the comedy scene in recent weeks, throwing a light punch towards Ye but taking a much higher route.