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Pete Davidson returning to “Saturday Night Live” as host

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A year after leaving the cast of Saturday Night Live, actor-comedian Pete Davidson will return to Studio 8H on May 6th to host the show for the first time. The long-running NBC sketch series tweeted the news, alongside the announcement that Lil Uzi Vert will be the night’s musical guest.

Davidson first joined SNL in 2014 as a featured co-star, eventually becoming a full-time regular on the show.  At 20 years old, he was also the youngest cast member ever to be on the show since its premiere in 1975.  Davidson appeared on SNL for eight seasons until his departure in 2022, when he shared a lengthy goodbye message on Instagram saying “I owe Lorne Michaels and everyone at ‘SNL’ my life. I’m so grateful and I wouldn’t be here without them. I appreciate you guys always having my back and sticking up for me even when that wasn’t the popular opinion. Thank you for always believing in me and sticking by my side even when it seemed comical. Thank you for teaching me life values, how to grow up and for giving me memories that will last a lifetime.”

In addition to his return to SNL, Davidson’s semi-autobiographical comedy series ‘Bupkis’ is set to debut on Peacock on May 4. Davidson co-wrote and executive produces the show, which also stars Edie Falco and Joe Pesci.

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