Following up thier recent hiring of Michael Che, SNL brings on board another NYC based comedian. From MTV2 to now a feature player on SNL, Pete Davidson has been making some noise in a small amount of time. A variety Comic To Watch for 2014, Pete lives up to the hype with recent announcement of his newest position at SNL.
“I just turned 20 and it’s over, I’m not going to make it,’ comedian Pete Davidson said in his set on Jimmy Kimmel Live in April. He couldn’t have been further from the truth. The fast-rising standup has just been handpicked by Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels as the only new featured player to join the venerable NBC late-night sketch show in its upcoming 40th season. a rep for SNL confirmed with Deadline. SNL is coming off a transitional season in which the show introduced a whopping six new featured players in the fall: Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Noël Wells, John Milhiser, Brooks Wheelan as well as Michael Patrick O’Brien, who made a move to the stage after a four-year stint as a writer on the show. The six were joined by another rookie, Sasheer Zamata, in January. Three of the seven will not be coming back as SNL released Wells, Milhiser and Wheelan in July. Additionally, O’Brien is returning to the writers ranks of the show.