The comedian joined the cast in 2014 when he was just 20 years old.
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Saturday Night Live - Season 42

UPDATE: Cast members  Kate McKinnonAidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney are also leaving Saturday Night Live after the season 47 finale. (Read more here.)

EARLIER: Pete Davidson is leaving Studio 8H.

The longtime Saturday Night Live cast member is departing the show after eight years, a source tells EW. The season 47 finale, hosted by Natasha Lyonne, will be his last episode.

Reps for SNL did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Davidson joined SNL season 40 in 2014. At the time, he was a relative unknown and one of the show's youngest cast members ever at age 20. Since then, the now 28-year-old has become one of the most famous comedians on the planet, thanks to his self-deprecating bits on the show and his highly publicized relationships with stars like ex Ariana Grande and current girlfriend Kim Kardashian (whom he met when she hosted SNL in October).

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Davidson is perhaps best known for his winking standup bits on SNL's Weekend Update, tackling topics from mental health and sobriety to his childhood on Staten Island. He's also known for the recurring character Chad, and he's headlined many of the show's catchiest music video parodies, including "Tucci Gang," "Walking in Staten," and "NFTs." (His rap sketch with Timothée Chalamet is a particular highlight.)

Outside of 30 Rock, Davidson has also starred in films like The Suicide Squad and The King of Staten Island. Up next, he'll appear in the A24 horror movie Bodies Bodies Bodies (out Aug. 5), and he's also starring in Peacock's half-hour comedy series Bupkis, which is loosely inspired by his own life.  

Davidson has hinted at his departure in the past, and in May 2021, he sparked exit rumors in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying, "I'm surprised I made it to seven [seasons]. I'm ready to hang up the jersey."

The SNL season 47 finale will air Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT. Lyonne will make her hosting debut, joined by musical guest Japanese Breakfast.

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