Pete Davidson proved that laughter is the best medicine as he returned to standup on New Years Eve to treat Boston to a hilarious new set.
As reported, Davidson's routine touched on a litany of personal topics, mostly the aftermath that followed his split with pop music princess Ariana Grande. The comedian began by addressing Grande's hit record, "Thank U, Next," which address all of the starlet's past relationships, including her engagement to Davidson.
"That shit came out before I had to put on a fucking duck hat and be like, ‘derrrp here’s the pizza,’" Davidson said about the track that premiered moments before the Saturday Night Live staple hit the set for an episode of the sketch comedy show. "All my friends were there. It was a sad day. We didn’t know it was going to happen."
"This won’t be easy, this is rough. So I start playing it. And we’re all like, ‘Ehhh… it’s OK.’ We’re like ‘OK, it’s not that bad for you. It’s bad, but it’s not that bad for you.'" Davidson went on to explain before joking about how his mother, a school nurse, was bullied by students singing the song to her in the hallways.
After debriefing the crowd on his relationship woes, Davidson decided to address the status of his profession.
"I got a Harry Potter tattoo, Then the next day Alan Rickman, the guy who played Snape, died, 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, alright, that’s a coincidence, that’s weird. So I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of Louis C.K., what do you guys think?" Davidson asked cheekily, alluding to C.K.'s leaked jokes where he mocked the survivors of the Parkland shooting.
This set was the first time Davidson has been active since posting a concerning message about his mental health to his Instagram. As a result, the comedian thriving in his natural habitat is a welcomed sight for his fans and loved ones.