Comedian Pete Davidson is reportedly leaving the show that gave him his big break, and also where he first kissed Kim Kardashian.
Pete Davidson will reportedly be leaving Saturday Night Live this week after eight years on NBC’s iconic sketch comedy show.
A source familiar with the matter told Variety on Friday that the King of Staten Island star, 28, is expected to make his grand exit after this Saturday’s Season 47 finale, which will be hosted by Natasha Lyonne, Page Six reports.
The website also reports Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney will be departing as well.
Reps for SNL and Davidson did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
The stand-up comedian first joined the show in 2014 at age 20 as one of the youngest cast members to ever be part of the long-running series.
He then catapulted to stardom with popular guest stints on Weekend Update, movie roles, Netflix specials, and a series of high-profile relationships, including his latest with Kim Kardashian.
However, Davidson has been dropping hints he’s been ready to leave the show for a while.
In February 2020, he told Charlamagne Tha God that he had been “having conversations” about when to quit the show, but he was unsure because he didn’t want to “leave too early”.
Fans then speculated that Season 46 could have been Davidson’s last after he told The Hollywood Reporter he was ready to “hang up the jersey.”
“Yeah, I’m good. I’m surprised I made it to seven [seasons],” he said in May 2021.
Davidson’s emotional speech during the Season 46 finale fuelled the rumours even further.
“I’m very grateful to be here,” he said at the time. “It’s been an honour to grow up in front of you guys.”
In October 2021, when the current season of SNL began, he admitted during a Weekend Update segment, “I can’t believe I’m back.”
Reports of his departure from SNL this week come after it was revealed he would be heading to Australia later this year to film the new movie Wizards! in Queensland.
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