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Comic Pete Davidson issued a heartfelt message to followers hours earlier than his remaining present Saturday night whereas asserting that he was leaving “Saturday Night Live” after eight years.
Davidson, who doesn’t use social media, revealed via a publish from his pal Dave Sirus’ Instagram that he was departing after the season finale over the weekend.
Sirus posted an open letter from Davidson together with a throwback video of the “SNL” veteran sharing a hug with comic Jerrod Carmichael.
“This video was taken 8 years ago,” Davidson wrote. “Jerrod sent it to me last night and it made me super emotional in the best way. In the video I had just gotten back from doing my very first update and sketch. It’s crazy to think that today I’ll be doing my last one. 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.”
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He stated when he first joined the present in 2014, he “wasn’t really a sketch performer” and was “just a stand-up” comic, and that he didn’t consider he may “keep up or go toe to toe” with the present’s veterans Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon.
“So I was super scared at figuring out what I could possibly bring to or do for such a historic, respected show and platform,” Davidson stated.
McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney are additionally reported to be leaving after the finale.
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“I figured since I’m a stand-up I’ll just try my stand-up and personal bits on “Weekend Replace” as myself and I’m so glad I did,” he continued. “I got to share so much with this audience and literally grow up in front of your eyes. We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest of times.”
The comic, who started courting Kim Kardashian after she hosted the present final October, expressed appreciation for present creator Lorne Michaels and “everyone at ‘SNL,'” saying that he’s “so grateful” and “wouldn’t be here without them.”
“I admire you guys at all times having my again and sticking up for me even when that wasn’t the popular opinion,” he said. “Thank you for always believing in me and sticking by my side even when it seemed comical. Thank you for teaching me life values, how to grow up and for giving me memories that will last a lifetime. SNL is my home. I’m so happy and sad about tonight’s show. For so many reasons I can’t explain.”