Pete Davidson joined “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che for the “Saturday Night Live” news segment’s first installment of 2019 to do two important things: 1) reassure “SNL” viewers he’s OK after the cryptic suicide threat he made on social media last month and 2) give a film review with John Mulaney.
“I’m great,” Davidson told Jost and Che. “As you know, I’ve had a really crazy month and I want to talk about something that matters a lot to me.”
“Mental health?” Jost asked. “No, the new Clint Eastwood movie, ‘The Mule,'” Davidson replied.
And there to help him open up about the 2018 drama was former “SNL” writer Mulaney, who Davidson has been hanging out with a lot recently.
“I’ve been spending time with Pete to show him you can have a life in comedy that is not insane,” Mulaney said. “A sober, domestic life.”
“Yeah, and after observing John’s life, I publicly threatened suicide,” Davidson joked, while laughing and getting the “Update” studio audience to chuckle too. “I’m sorry, I know I shouldn’t make that joke. It is funny though,” he added, while laughing some more.
Mulaney then turned to Davidson and said, “Pete, look at me, look me in the eye. You are loved by many and we are glad you are OK. Now back to ‘The Mule.'”
Then Davidson and Mulaney launched into a review of their new favorite obsession: “The greatest, weirdest, most bananas movie ever made about a 90-year-old drug mule.”
Davidson appeared for a few sketches Saturday night, including the cold open, in which he played a Clemson football player who manages to end the government shutdown during a game of “Deal or No Deal” with Alec Baldwin’s Trump.
Watch the video above.