Pete Davidson says he has ‘outgrown’ Saturday Night Live and is ready to leave the ‘cutthroat’ show because the cast ‘make fun of him’.
The comedian, 26, said he is the butt of jokes which gives him ‘weird feeling where I don’t know whose team they’re playing for really, if I’m the joke or I’m in on the joke’.
Davidson, who has been on the hit NBC show since 2014 and was one of its youngest ever cast members, was speaking with Charlamagne tha God in a newly-released interview on Monday.
He had been questioned on whether he asks fellow star Adam Sandler for advice about when to leave SNL, to which he replied: ‘I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it.’
Calling the environment ‘cutthroat’, Pete added: ‘Everyone is trying to be the next big thing. Like you’re not going to get coddled over there. You know, they don’t give a f*** at the end of the day.
‘They think I’m f***ing dumb. I’m literally painted out to be this big dumb idiot.’
Pete Davidson, right, told Charlamagne tha God, left, he has ‘outgrown’ Saturday Night Live and is ready to leave ‘cutthroat’ show because the cast ‘make fun of him’
Davidson, who has been on the hit hit NBC show since 2014 and was one of its youngest ever cast members, was speaking with Charlamagne tha God in a newly-released interview Monday
Asked if had outgrown the show, Pete, who said he had wanted 2019 to be his last year as a cast member, replied: ‘Yeah, I think everybody outgrows it.’
It comes as sources tell The New York Post that the rest of the cast believe he is getting preferential treatment from creator Lorne Michaels. A source said: ‘Pete has a pretty cushy gig, to say the least. The cast isn’t into him.
‘He’s just there, he doesn’t add much.’
But the SNL veteran said he is happy to stay as long as Michaels wants him there before also touching on topics including Louis C.K.’s downfall, his love life and depression in the frank chat.
He had already told the audience at a late night show in New York earlier this month that he worked on jokes while seeking treatment at at Sierra Tucson in Arizona.
Davidson shared he’d checked into the facility under the pseudonym ‘Howard’ and had spent a lot of time in the ‘butt hut’ where patients were allowed to smoke cigarettes.
The SNL veteran, pictured on the show, said he is happy to stay as long as creator Lorne Michaels wants him there before also touching on topics including Louis C.K.’s downfall, his love life and depression in the frank chat
Davidson, pictured left with the SNL team, had been questioned on whether he asks Adam Sandler for advice about when to leave SNL when he made the stark admission he was ready to leave
Davidson also admitted in the wide-ranging interview that he is relishing Louis C.K.’s downfall.
The comedian’s career plummet after he admitted to repeatedly asking women to watch him masturbate, after five women accused him of sexual misconduct in a piece in the fall of 2017.
‘Oh my God, it was amazing, it was amazing,’ said the Staten Island, New York native. ‘It felt great. I loved it, that guy hasn’t been nice to many people, he’s not a nice guy.’
Davidson recalled how Louis C.K. went to SNL boss Lorne Michaels at one point, urging the NBC exec to fire him over his admitted marijuana use.
‘He just ratted me out to my boss – it was so weird – I never really got over that,’ said Davidson. ‘That dude’s just a piece of s***. He’s not nice to young comics.’
In an hour-long sit-down with rapper Charlamagne Tha God, Davidson explained that he suffers from bipolar and borderline personality disorder as well as PTSD and takes medication that needs to be adjusted periodically.
The comedian revealed he cuts his chest when he’s manic or upset. ‘It’s awesome… it’s not awesome but the feeling of it after – you feel really stupid after but while you’re doing it, it feels really great,’ he explained.
He also said that going forward, he is done with dating ‘for a while’ after hooking up with a number of high profile women.
‘I’m going to try and stay away from that. It’s just a lot,’ he said.
But he did admit to considering adoption.
Davidson spoke about his image as a ‘ladies man’ having dated, in fairly rapid succession, Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley and Kaia Gerber.
Davidson and Grande got engaged in June 2018 (pictured) after a whirlwind two-month romance and broke up in October 2018, weeks after Miller’s drug overdose death
Davidson broke up with his latest flame Kaia Gerber, 18, a few weeks ago and headed to residential rehab. He said in Monday’s interview that he is done with dating ‘for a while’
Addressing his high profile and short-lived engagement to pop star Ariana Grande, he explained he knew their romance was over when her former boyfriend Mac Miller died.
The two got engaged in June 2018 following a two-month whirlwind romance.
Rapper Miller passed away on September 7, 2018, from an accidental drug overdose. He was 26.
In mid-October, Davidson and Grande ended their engagement.
‘I pretty much knew it was around over after that,’ Davidson said, referring to Miller’s death. ‘That was really horrible, and I can’t imagine what that s*** is like. All I do know is that she really loved the s*** out of him and she wasn’t putting on a show or anything.’
‘I was like, ‘Listen, I get it, do whatever you’ve got to do, I’ll be here.’ I think I said, ‘I’ll be here until you don’t want me to be here,” he explained.
He acknowledges that he does use his love life as a source of jokes for his stand-up routines but he also seeks to be ‘cool’ with his exes and draws the line at anything he would consider ‘hurtful.’