Pete Davidson is herpes. Every time we attempt to forget, it flares up again. His most notable achievement is being known as the one that got away from Ariana Grande unscathed, RIP Mac Miller. I’m not sure what Davidson the diva thinks he’s doing, but it’s apparent he never got the memo that as soon as Ariana went from his plus one to his minus one, no one cares what he has to say. But the second coming of señor butthole eyes came sooner than everyone expected. His recent stand up in Boston mostly focused on big dick energy, being Grande’s number one groupie, and kicking Louis C.K. while he’s down. Between the mental health issues and insatiable need for attention, Pete’s life is looking more and more like those desperate lady dudes Lou Reed sang about in Walk on the Wild Side. And all the sad boys with butthole eyes go, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo…
The New York Times described the sold-out Boston set as “rough and raucous,” noting that the comedian used a few minutes to address his recent, high-profile breakup from pop star Ariana Grande, as well as how the increased attention has impacted his family—his mother, a school nurse, has seen students singing Grande’s Davidson-referencing breakup anthem “Thank U, Next” in her general direction.According to E!’s sources, the set also touched on how the song’s seismic release reverberated into his orbit.
Thankfully, it wasn’t all Grande content. Keeping in line with the comedian’s penchant for calling out his industry’s most tasteless, Davidson took a moment to acknowledge the ugly, mean-spirited jokes made by disgraced comic Louis C.K. as of late.
“I got a Harry Potter tattoo. Then the next day Alan Rickman, the guy who played Snape, died,” he began. “And I was like, ‘Oh, what a weird coincidence. Then I got a Willy Wonka tattoo. Next day – Gene Wilder dies. Now I’m like, ‘All right, that’s not a coincidence, that’s weird.’ So, I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of Louis C.K. What do you guys think?”
There’s a personal component to Davidson’s C.K. comments, though. C.K. reportedly had a big problem with Davidson’s love for herb, having told Lorne Michaels that “Pete smokes so much weed that it makes people uncomfortable.” He even said as much in front of the comedian. When he hosted in April of 2017, C.K., by Davidson’s recounting, “told all the producers in front of me that all this kid does is smoke weed and he’s gonna smoke his career away.”
He did try to kill himself only a fortnight ago. And I believe he’s still temporarily prohibited from setting foot on SNL properties. Maybe it’s a little too early to laugh at how bad your life is going in a room full of strangers. We’re probably one heckler away from watching the first comedian ever blow his brains out on stage. And that’s something I don’t want to see. His stand-up, suicide, or a combination of the two.
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