Pete Davidson isn’t holding any punches in his new Netflix special “Alive From New York” — slamming everyone from Louis C.K. to politician Dan Crenshaw and his ex-fiancée Ariana Grande.
The 26-year-old comedian recounts meeting disgraced comedian Louis C.K. — who later was accused of masturbating in front of women — shortly after he debuted on the show in 2014.
“So Louis C.K. tried to get me fired from ‘SNL’ my first year, and this is that story,” Davidson said as he opens the special. “At the time, Louis C.K. was a very well-respected comedian. Like, at the time.”
Davidson, who stays away from social media, then uses as the special to take back his apology to Texas politician Dan Crenshaw — perhaps the biggest scandal of the comedian’s SNL career.
Just before the 2018 midterm elections, Davidson wrote a joke for the show’s “Weekend Update” segment where he roasted war veteran Dan Crenshaw, who wears an eyepatch.
Davidson notoriously joked that he was, “surprised he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie.”
“It was a very harmless ‘Saturday Night Live’ joke,” Davidson said in the special. “I didn’t think anything of it.”
Davidson says that a friend of his who helped write the joke notified him right before he went on stage that Crenshaw “might have lost his eye in, like, a war or something like that.”
He still performed the joke — which got a small laugh from the live audience.
Davidson later apologized for the joke after he was slammed in the media by Crenshaw — who then joined the comedian on “SNL” for a touching tribute to Davidson’s firefighter father who died during 9/11.
Crenshaw went on to win the midterm election.
“The only thing I don’t like is people are, like, ‘It’s your fault that guy won’ and that’s not true,” Davidson says. “I think like most of the votes were in and that guy is a Republican with an eye patch in Texas. So it was a lock before it even started.”
Davidson now says in the special that he received death threats for the joke and was forced to apologize by his mother — who he calls his roommate — because of it. But he didn’t have the platform to do so until this special.
“The only thing I did do, which I am guilty of and I apologized for, is I did make that guy famous, and a household name for no reason,” he said. “I did what Ariana Grande did for me.”
“I wasn’t going to do jokes about this, but then my buddy told me, he’s like, ‘Yo, I recently heard that Ariana said she had no idea who you were and she just dated you as a distraction,’” Davidson added. “So now I just think it’s like fair game.”
Davidson, who very publicly received treatment for attempted suicide after breaking up with the singer, continues to skewer Grande in the special.
“She won Billboard’s Woman of the Year, and I got called ‘butthole eyes’ by barstoolsports.com,” Davidson joked.
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