Pete Davidson: Waterworks, drugs and Capri Suns
If I had to sum up Pete Davidson’s vibe from last night’s show, it seemed to be “drugs are fun, and my dick is big.” Now, obviously, I want to avoid being reductive, but I really feel like drugs and dicks capture his essence as a comedian.
And, really, his routine—if you can even call it a routine—was pretty perfect for a college comedy show. He pushed boundaries of political correctness (cringes were audible at times), kept a laid-back structure (I don’t think he ever really knew what he was going to say before he said it) and messed with the audience members in a fun back-and-forth style Q&A. Some of the funniest things that happened during the night weren’t even his bits.
So, here are some of my favorite nuggets from the show:
The Washington University merch
He was wearing one of those fluffy quarter zips sorority girls like to wear around campus. And there were tags on it the entire time (until someone pointed it out in the Q&A). Thinking about Pete Davidson wearing that sick piece outside the context of his show on our campus made me really happy.
At the climax of a bit about masturbation, Pete squeezed a water bottle all over the front couple rows to mimic…ya know…a male climax. I had to wipe off my glasses.
Apparently Social Programming Board provided Capri Suns backstage for the talent, which is objectively hilarious. Pete was guzzling those puppies down like an absolute fiend.
Pete said John Mulaney is one of his favorite comedians, AND he said the lobster diner sketch from Saturday Night Live was his favorite that he’s been in (Mulaney wrote it). We love a good Mulaney reference or two.
Ariana Grande references
Speaking of references we love to hear, Ariana came up throughout the night. He mentioned that his favorite song of hers is “Sometimes,” and the most expensive thing he has ever bought is her engagement ring, just to name a couple of the more PG details he dished.
The tiny notebook
About 20 minutes into the show, this man whipped out of his back pocket the tiniest little notebook I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m not convinced he actually had anything written in it, though.