Pete Davidson put Louis C.K. in his crosshairs in his first performance after a troubling social media post. Davidson claims that C.K. tried to have him fired from Saturday Night Live because he smokes too much weed. The comedian also went on to discuss his breakup with Ariana Grande, which has been huge tabloid news for the last few months. It was only two weeks ago that the NYPD was sent to Davidson's apartment for a wellness check after he posted what many believed to be a suicidal message on Instagram.
While on stage, Pete Davidson alleged that Louis C.K. tried to get him fired from Saturday Night Live. Davidson told the crowd that one of the times that C.K. hosted the iconic show he, "told all the producers in front of me that all this kid does is smoke weed and he's gonna smoke his career away." However, Davidson didn't stop there. Apparently C.K. privately told executive producer Lorne Michaels that Davidson "smokes so much weed that it makes people uncomfortable." This is a little weird because C.K. has admitted to smoking large quantities of weed during his long career.
Pete Davidson went on to say, "Then five years later this mother*cker's been locking doors and jerking off in front of people," addressing Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct allegations. C.K. recently came under fire after some of his new comedy material leaked online which took aim at the Parkland High School shooting survivors, trans and non-binary people, and the political correctness surrounding the word retarded. The leaked material has not been accepted very well, especially since the comedian is trying to mount a comeback after his career was derailed by his sexual misconduct scandal.
Pete Davidson also shared a pretty dark joke about tattoos that talked about him getting a Harry Potter tattoo, only to have Alan Rickman die the next day. The comedian also said that the day after he had his Willy Wonka tattoo, Gene Wilder passed away, which led to the punchline. Davidson said, "Now I'm like, all right, that's a coincidence, that's weird. So I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of Louis C.K., what do you guys think?" The crowd erupted into applause at the end of the dark joke.
Ariana Grande also came up during Pete Davidson's New Year's Eve performance. The two were engaged in June after a month of dating, only to breakup in October. After the breakup, Grande released the hit single, "Thank U, Next," which is about a few of her former boyfriends, including Davidson. The comedian admitted that he heard the song for the first time right before having to go on stage with a duck hat for a Saturday Night Live sketch and says that it was a bit uncomfortable since he didn't know that the song existed, though Grande claims that she let everyone know ahead of time. In the end, Davidson was able to make light of the situation and says that the track isn't that bad. The Pete Davidson news was first reported by E!