Pete Davidson Officially Closed His Chapter On ‘Saturday Night Live’- What’s Next?

Standup comedian, Pete Davidson, has left Saturday Night Live after 8 years, and here’s everything to know about what’s next for his career!

Starting his SNL career in 2014, Pete Davidson, at the age of 20, was joined as the youngest cast member to be a part of the series. Sadly that time has come to an end as Davidson has announced that he will be leaving SNL after 8 years. In a recent Instagram post, which was credited to Davidson, shared via Dave Sirus, a friend of Davidson and SNL writer, the post included a video of Davidson behind the scenes of his first sketch at SNL. In the post’s caption, Davidson wrote a heartfelt farewell which said, “When I got the show I was 20 years old and I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t but especially back then. I wasn’t really a sketch performer I was just a stand-up.” Davidson then continued on saying, “SNL is my home. I’m so happy and sad about tonight’s show. For so many reasons I can’t explain,” confirming that this would be his last show as a regular on SNL.

He signed goodbye on the post as “Resident young person Pete Davidson”


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What’s next? Well, now that Davidson has officially closed his chapter on SNL, here are five other things we would love to see him do next in his career:

Another Original Netflix Stand-up Comedy Special

We know fans would love to see Davidson do another stand-up comedy show on Netflix! His first Netflix original comedy special called, Pete Davidson: Alive From New York, was released back in February 2020.

The Kardashians

It’s a question we all want to know: Will Pete Davidson make an appearance on The Kardashians? Ever since the couple, Davidson and Kim Kardashian, have dominated the headlines, fans are desperate to know if Davidson will be on the show.

Kevin Hart and Pete Davidson Duo?

Kevin Hart, an American comedian/actor, always has people dying from laughter. It is also said for Davidson to be the same, so why not put both stand-up comedians together for a one-night show! They both would have fans laughing until their faces hurt!

More Movies

Pete Davidson is not just a stand-up comedian, but also an actor. Davidson has starred in numerous movies such as The King of Staten Island, Set It Up, Big Time Adolescence, and The Suicide Squad. Fans would love to see Davidson in more comedy-based movies.

A New Comedy Series

There’s no doubt that fans would love to see Davidson star in his own TV comedy series and their wish has come true! It has been confirmed that Pete Davidson is set to star in Peacock’s new comedy series, Bupkis. Davidson will be leading his own comedy series, which will give viewers a more intensified and fictionalized version of his life. This series will “combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and original worldview for which Davidson is known,” Deadline states in their article. There is no official release date for Bupkis as of yet, but when it does release, make sure to check it out!

In the meantime, take a look at Pete Davidson’s last show on SNL:

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Brianna DiMaio is a junior at The Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Digital Journalism and Media at the Bellisario College of Communications. She is currently an intern at AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos.