"Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson performed a late-night set Wednesday night before a sold-out crowd at Governor's comedy club in Levittown.
Last year was a rough one for the comedian. His whirlwind engagement to pop star Ariana Grande ended apruptly, and he posted an ominous message on his Instagram account last month saying that he no longer wanted “to be on this earth.”
However, 2019 seems to be looking up.
Davidson, 25, has roles in several upcoming films (“What Men Want,” “Going Places,” “Big Time Adolescence”) and judging by his performance at Governor’s, his stand-up career is taking off.
After four opening acts, Davidson took the stage well after 11 p.m. in pajamas and an oversized sweatshirt, holding a Bud Light in one hand and an e-cigarette in the other. “So,” he said casually. “Here we are.”
Most of his material was blue, ranging from pedophilia to doing drugs with friends to giving sex advice to his gay buddies. He even discussed the supposed cocaine habits of his late father, a New York City firefighter who was killed on 9/11.
“I always knew my Dad was a hero,” he said. “But I didn’t know he was a super hero.”
Davidson, who announced during a 2017 “SNL” segment on "Weekend Update" that he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, joked heavily about others with disabilities.
But the comedian got a bit defensive when addressing Grande, whom he referred to as “AG.”
“No AG jokes until I film my special,” he said. “Otherwise I can’t make any money.”
Davidson also made reference to Lifetime’s documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired earlier this month. (In a recent performance at a Brooklyn comedy club, Davidson said Kelly "should get shot.")
“That was a crazy doc,” he said. “When I went home I was scared he was in my closet. Who was filming this guy?”
The entire hour-plus set closed with a 15-minute story about his non-related shady “Uncle Lou,” when he brought out opener fellow comedian Ricky Velez. The two millennials repeatedly talked over each other telling a dark tale peppered with threats of sexual abuse for cash and sporting event tickets.
“One day he’s going to kill us,” Davidson said of Lou. “I’m going to get it for sure.”