Everything you need to know about new 'SNL' player Pete Davidson
Saturday Night Live got a new addition Monday when it was announced that comedian Pete Davidson will be a featured player this season. But who is he?
First off, he’s only 20 years old. Staten Island native Davidson started performing when he was 16 and soon made his way onto shows like MTV’s Guy Code and Comedy Central’s Adam DeVine’s House Party. Here’s where you might have seen him:
Thanks to YouTube, it’s possible to see little Davidson do stand-up at age 17. Yes, age 17: In this set, he talks about how he just graduated high school and warns that the ladies watching can’t hit on him—they’ll go to jail. “I’m into cougars,” he said. “I think 21-year-olds are so hot.”
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out
Once Wild ‘N Out returned to television after a six-year hiatus in 2013, Davidson became a cast member on the improv competition show, which pits up-and-coming comedians against each other.
Adam DeVine’s House Party
In Adam DeVine’s House Party, Workaholics star DeVine hosts stand-up comedians in his backyard. Davidson crashed the House Party in 2013 and performed sets about dropping out of college and his love for weed. “I smoke weed because the commercials against it suck,” Davidson said. “The cigarette commercials are good, the lady has no fingers. I’m like ‘nah, I need those.'”
If you watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s first season, you either lovingly remember Gina’s dance to Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” or are trying desperately to forget Gina’s dance to “Beautiful.” Either way, it was one of the show’s weirdest moments, and Davidson was actually part of it—sort of. Gina (Chelsea Peretti) performs the dance to a room full of sassy teenagers visiting the police station; Davidson played one of those smart-mouthed teens.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Davidson showed off his self-deprecating sense of humor when he did stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel in April: “I just moved out my mom’s house, and I just turned 20,” Davidson said. “And it’s over. I’m not gonna make it. I’m 6’3″, I’m 140 pounds, I have a problem with wind. I don’t even know what race I am. I’m all miscellaneous in the face.”
Guy Code is a show on MTV where men, ranging from regular Joes to celebrities, congregate to talk about, well, the code of guys. (There’s also a Girl Code full of funny ladies.) Davidson joined the show in 2013 in a season that included episode with names like “Your Boy’s Girlfriend, Wine, Kissing, Maturity” and “Flying, Spicing Things Up, Teachers, Funerals.” In the clip below, he contributes to a NSFW rap about mens’ struggles adjusting their nether regions:
Saturday Night Live returns Sept. 27.