Over the weekend, Pete Davidson almost immediately became a breakout star on “Saturday Night Live” for his Weekend Update segment, despite not even being of legal drinking age yet.
So who does he have to thank for getting the gig? While he earned it with his talent, it appears that former cast member and upcoming host Bill Hader also put in a good word. Speaking on the subject to Entertainment Weekly and referencing one of his upcoming roles, Hader had the following to say:
“Pete Davidson—he’s in the movie Trainwreck … He has a small part in it. I told Lorne Michaels about him, said he was really funny. And then they auditioned him for a piece, and Lorne called me to say Pete got the show. I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s wonderful!’”
Hader also said in this interview that in the same conversation about Pete getting the show, Michaels also asked Bill to come back and host the October 11 edition of the show. Thankfully, he said yes, which gives us one edition of the show that we can really look forward to. In our estimation, he and Kristen Wiig are in the top five best “SNL” cast members of the past 20 years. They both brought everything to almost every sketch that they were in, and the NBC show is still waiting to have another breakout star like this who can dominate almost every scene.
Hopefully, Sarah Silverman’s show this weekend will be good enough to keep the wait from being too tiresome.
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