Pete Davidson has been in the spotlight since he began dating Kim Kardashian. He had to deal with Kanye West’s drama while also moving forward with Kim. Jon Stewart recently praised Pete for how he handled his feud with Kanye.
In the midst of Kanye West’s ongoing drama, Jon Stewart is showing his support for Pete Davidson. Stewart opened up about the 28-year-old Saturday Night Live comedian and how he has handled the feud with West that erupted after the Donda artist’s split from Kim Kardashian during an appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show.
“I know Pete real well. He’s just a kid trying to live his life. [He’s] one of my favorite people. He’s just a smart, funny, kid, trying to live his life.”
“I think he’s doing as best you can in that situation when you’re dealing with something that’s so explosive and loaded, with all kinds of other things. I just love that kid.”
During his interview with Stern, Stewart also revealed that when it comes to Davidson and their friendship, he has developed a “very paternal instinct.”
“He and I know each other from comedy, from going on the road. Dave [Chappelle] and I were doing gigs in Boston and Houston, and Pete came out and performed. And him and [John] Mulaney worked near where I live in Jersey so I would go buy pizza from a place and we just go hang out and we just became friends from that.”
“I always have a very paternal instinct on those guys because I’ve seen too many of my friends get in trouble and some of them die, and you don’t [want that. It’s a f—ed up business.”
Stewart is the latest comedian to express his support for Davidson. Bowen Yang and Chris Redd, Davidson’s SNL co-stars, also spoke out in his support. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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