According to plan, Pete Davidson was supposed to have made his triumphant return to Rockefeller Center’s Studio 8H this weekend for his debut as “Saturday Night Live” host.
Because of the Writers Guild of America strike, however, Davidson’s “SNL” return will have to wait, since it’s among the many shows that gave gone dark after the Writers Guild of America went on strike May 1.
Davidson is using his free time to show his support of the WGA, by joining writers picketing outside Silvercup Studios in Brooklyn.
On Friday, Davidson was spotted carrying several pizzas as he arrived at the studio gates to greet striking writers.
In video shared on Twitter, Davidson can be seen handing a box containing a pizza to someone on the picket line.
Pete Davidson just dropped off pizza from Spumoni Gardens for striking Writer’s Guild members in Greenpoint pic.twitter.com/RjO5HgIje8
— Liam Quigley (@_elkue) May 5, 2023
According to The Hollywood Reporter, when Davidson was asked why he was bringing pizza to the strikers, he replied, “Gotta support the writers… No shows without the writers, man.”
Davidson also grabbed a sign and did some picketing himself, joined by actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, who appears on Davidson’s new series “Bupkis”.