Pete Davidson Gets Rave Reviews For 'SNL' Debut
Pete Davidson, 20, Saturday Night Live’s newest and youngest cast member made his live television debut Saturday with what many are calling the stand out bit of the night.
Pete Davidson's SNL Debut
Chris Pratt hosted the premiere of Saturday Night Live, but it was Davidson who stole the show. The young comedian made a splash with a 3-minute stand up routine on Weekend Update, appearing as SNL’s “resident young person” alongside new Weekend Update co-anchor Michael Che. Davidson tackled homophobia in a hilarious segment when he asked Che, “Have you ever played the How Much Money Would You Go Down On A Guy For game?”
The segment immediately became one of the most talked about moments of the night, with audiences on Twitter going crazy for the young newcomer – the first SNL cast member born in the 90s.
Pete Davidson's WU segment was a sharp takedown of panicky "dudebro" homophobia & watching people miss the point is DELIGHTFUL.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 28, 2014
— Bobby Moynihan (@bibbymoynihan) September 20, 2014
This Kid Is A Star #SNL
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 28, 2014
— HuffPostComedy (@HuffPostComedy) September 28, 2014
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 28, 2014
Davidson also appeared in the “NFL Intros” sketch, playing a few NFL football players. It’s unclear whether or not Saturday Night Live intends to use Davidson in more sketches in the future.
Who Is Pete Davidson?
Davidson, a New York native whose father was a firefighter who died on 9/11, was discovered as a teenager by Nick Cannon and was featured on Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out improv show. Davidson was then cast on MTV2’s Guy Code and was considered an up and comer standup comedian when he was hired by SNL. Davidson is currently dating Girl Code’s Carly Aquilino.