Pete Davidson will reportedly be leaving “Saturday Night Live” this week after eight
years on NBC’s iconic sketch comedy show.
A source familiar with the matter told Variety Friday that the “King of Staten Island”
star, 28, is expected to make his grand exit after this Saturday’s Season 47 finale,
which will be hosted by Natasha Lyonne.
The website also reports Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney will be
departing as well.
Reps for “SNL” and Davidson did not immediately return Page Six’s request for
The standup comedian first joined the show in 2014 at age 20 as one of the youngest
cast members to ever be part of the long-running series.
He then catapulted to stardom with popular guest stints on “Weekend Update,”
movie roles, Netflix specials, and a series of high-profile relationships, including his
latest with Kim Kardashian.
However, Pete Davidson has been dropping hints he’s been ready to leave the show
for a while.
In February 2020, he told Charlamagne tha God that he had been “having
conversations” about when to quit the show, but he was unsure because he didn’t
want to “leave too early.”
Fans then speculated that Season 46 could have been Davidson’s last after he told
The Hollywood Reporter he was ready to “hang up the jersey.”
“Yeah, I’m good. I’m surprised I made it to seven [seasons],” he said in May 2021.
Davidson’s emotional speech during the Season 46 finale fueled the rumors even
“I’m very grateful to be here,” he said at the time. “It’s been an honor to grow up in
front of you guys.”
In October 2021, when the current season of “SNL” began, he admitted during a
“Weekend Update” segment, “I can’t believe I’m back.”