'Saturday Night Live' comedian announces he'll no longer perform at colleges

  • SNL comedian Pete Davidson sounded off in a recent interview about college campus performances.
  • Davidson said that, after this year, he will not perform on college campuses any longer.

Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson says that he'll stop performing shows on college campuses because "you can't talk about anything" without students getting offended. 

In an interview with Paper Magazine, Davidson said, "I refuse to do a college after this year 'cause it's like you're just setting yourself up for trouble. Comedy is just, like, getting destroyed. Stand-up's about to be about, like, sneakers. Like, 'Hey, everyone like sneakers?'" 

"The second you open your mouth and have an opinion, you lose money today"   

"You can't talk about anything. You can't. The second you open your mouth and have an opinion, you lose money today. And I don't think that's a safe place to live in," Davidson continued. He added, "When I'm doing standup and stuff, nothing I ever say is coming from a hateful place. And you can't know what's funny until you try it, you know? 

[RELATED: University calls out comedian who told students to 'f*cking grow up' (VIDEO)]

Davidson came under fire in 2018 after making a joke on-air about Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw's eye patch, which he wears as a result of a war wound he suffered while fighting in Afghanistan. Crenshaw took the joke in stride, and Davidson later apologized with Crenshaw by his side. 

However, Davidson told Paper that he's never made a joke that he regrets. 

"But anything I've ever said on stage or made a joke about, I don't regret it," the comedian said.

"I mean, some jokes I'm like, "Welp, that joke sucked." You know? But I'm never like, "Aw f**k!" 'Cause there are times I try things that I think are ridiculous and they work. And that's what sucks about political correctness in comedy, I think that you need freedom." 

This isn't Davidson's first time showing frustration toward college students, however. During a recent show at the University of Central Florida, Davidson went off on students for whom he performed over their excessive cellphone use during the show. 

[RELATED: Leftist comedian Bill Maher calls political correctness a 'cancer' (VIDEO)]

“Whenever somebody else comes to your f**kin’ town and wants to perform and is exhausted and flies all the way to the middle of f**kin’ nowhere to do jokes for you little privileged assholes, don’t f**kin’ ruin the show for people who actually wanna be here,” Davidson said.

“We’re the next generation,” Davidson added. “Don’t you want adults to respect us? Don’t you want your parents to like be proud of you?”

Follow the author of this article on Facebook: @JonStreetDC and Twitter: @JonStreet



STAY INFORMED
Get exclusive access to breaking CampusReform stories as they happen. Sign up below and we'll keep you in the loop.
 Weekly Digest

 Daily Emails

Jon Street
Jon Street | Managing Editor

Jon Street is a news editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's CNSNews.com, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at Watchdog.org, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at TheBlaze.com. In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

20 Articles by Jon Street