Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Pete Davidson Punished? “Saturday Night Live” Actor is MIA from Show After Slagging Cast, Saying He Wanted to Leave

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Where was Pete Davidson tonight on “Saturday Night Live”? Absent. Completely missing in action.

Davidson was in the opening credits but clearly not on the show tonight. He wasn’t even on stage at the end.

It’s just about 10 days since Davidson gave an interview in which he slagged off the cast and said he was probably leaving the show.

Oddly, last week– right after the interview– he turned up in bunch of sketches on the show hosted by John Mulaney. But Mulaney and Davidson are pals, so that might have had something do with it.

Davidson’s absence is glaring because he has a movie debuting next week on Hulu called “Big Time Adolescence.”  He also has a feature film coming in June.

But Pete’s time at “SNL” may be at an end. In the interview with Charlamagne Tha God he said he’s ready to quit the show because he believes his cast mates think he’s “f–king dumb … I don’t know … if I’m the joke or I’m in on the joke.”

Now the joke may be on him.

Otherwise “SNL” was pretty good tonight. Musical guest The Weeknd was excellent. Guest host Daniel Craig parodied himself as James Bond losing it in a casino, also very funny. But the best part of the show was the cold opening with Kate McKinnon as Laura Ingraham and as Elizabeth Warren. The latter Senator appeared as herself.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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