Pete Davidson shares emotional goodbye message ahead of his last Saturday Night Live episode: 'I'm so happy and sad'
Saturday Night Live's longtime "resident young person" is getting nostalgic as he prepares to say a final farewell to the show.
Pete Davidson shared a goodbye message confirming that tonight's season 47 finale will be his last episode as an SNL cast member. Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney are also expected to leave the show this season.
"I got to share so much with this audience and literally grow up in front of your eyes. We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest of times. I owe Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL my life," wrote the comedian, who joined the cast in 2014 when he was just 20 years old, in a statement via the Instagram account of SNL and King of Staten Island writer Dave Sirus, alongside a video of Davidson still clad in a purple football jersey from an NFL on CBS sketch during his very first episode, hugging comic Jerrod Carmichael.
In the message, Davidson also confirmed that he will be present at tonight's show after several weeks of being absent. Read his full statement below:
The Saturday Night Live season 47 finale hosted by Natasha Lyonne airs tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.
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