The SNL star had a stand-up gig at the Stress Factory Comedy Club on Monday. According to Page Six, Davidson asked the owner, Vinnie Brand not to go out on stage, but he went anyway and requested that the audience avoid asking questions about Davidson’s love life.
While Page Six reports that Brand “sarcastically requested” the audience not mention Grande or Beckinsale, according to The Blast, “Brand is adamant he did not make a joke of the breakups and was only trying to protect Davidson.”
Davidson then left the venue before his show time. The Blast reports that Brand went after the comic and pled with him to stay, but Davidson was offended. Brand told the outlet that he's upset by what happened and that he's known Davidson and his mother for years. However, he believes “what Pete did tonight is total bullshit and unprofessional.”
After leaving, the comedian took to his Instagram Stories to apologize to those who bought tickets and didn’t get to see him perform. “I’m sorry that we had to leave the show before I got to go on. The owner, Vinnie Brand, disrespected me, and did something that I told him not to do,” Davidson said, “and I can’t perform under those circumstances.”
He continued, “Sorry again. This isn’t your fault.” Davidson added that he would perform a free show for everyone who purchased tickets. TMZ reports that Brand later played Davidson's IG video on the club's big screen and that the crowd was mad, even with Davidson's offer.
According to The Blast, Davidson’s security told Brand the night before that in addition to no cellphones, Davidson didn’t want the club or audience to mention Grande or Beckinsale. When Davidson arrived on Monday, his security guard again mentioned the note about Davidson’s love life and asked Brand to make it known that the crowd cannot heckle Davidson about his breakups.
Davidson and Beckinsale reportedly broke up in late April. The comedian split with Grande—whom he was engaged to—in October.