Pete Davidson is leaving “Saturday Night Live”.
The 28-year-old comedian – who has been dating reality TV superstar Kim Kardashian, 41, since October 2021 after splitting from Kanye West – has become a regular cast member of the long-running NBC variety show in 2014, but is now said to be stepping out of the series alongside Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney after the next episode airs on Saturday (5/21/22), according to a Variety report.
Representatives for “Saturday Night Live” and NBC reportedly wouldn’t respond to the outlet’s request for comment on the potential release, but in 2021 Pete explained he was “surprised” it lasted so long. long during the show’s Season 46 finale.
He said, “Yeah, I’m fine. I’m surprised I got to seven [seasons]I’m ready to hang up the jersey. Kenan Thompson is like, f****** Karl Malone over there.
Pete then fueled speculation that he was leaving the show at the time telling the public he was “very grateful” to be on the show and noted that it was “an honor to grow up on it” but is returned for the 47th season late last year, just as his high-profile girlfriend was making her guest debut as a guest host for an episode of the basic sketch comedy series.
News of the alleged planned releases comes just days after ‘Saturday Night Live’ creator and producer Lorne Michaels told The New York Times that he could foresee a ‘year of change’ on his talk show charts. iconic show.
Pete, Kate, Aidy and Kyle are set to make their final appearances on “Saturday Night Live” during the Season 47 finale on Saturday, May 21, with their final episode guest starring pop star Selena Gomez.