Pete Davidson walks out on gig after venue owner introduces him with Grande and Beckinsale comments
Pete Davidson is setting the record straight. Shortly after the 'Saturday Night Live' comedian walked out on one of his shows at the Stress Factory Comedy Club in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Monday night, the star took to his Instagram to make amends.
Davidson uploaded a video on his Instagram apologizing for the inconvenience and also promising another free show for everyone who bought tickets for Monday's show.
"Hey guys in Connecticut, I'm sorry that we had to leave the show before I got to go on. The owner Vinnie Brand disrespected me and did something I told him not to do. And I can't perform under those circumstances," he shared with his followers on Instagram Stories. "However everybody who got tickets to that show, I am doing a free show for you guys. We'll figure out where it's going to be in the next week. And we'll get it all sorted out. Sorry, again this is not your fault," Davidson said in the video.
The comedian reportedly walked out of the show because Brand made sarcastic mentions of Kate Beckinsale and Ariana Grande in his introduction before Davidson got on stage. Davidson was formerly engaged to singer Ariana Grande and most recently dated actress Kate Beckinsale for a few months, and he clearly didn't appreciate comments about his love life.
Brand got on stage to let the audience know that there should be no heckling. That was apparently one of the ground rules that the SNL comedian agreed upon for his performance to avoid instances like his New Jersey show debacle, where a heckler disrespected Mac Miller. Seems like Vinnie's mentions of Beckinsale and Grande (even as ground rules) were enough for the comedian to walk out.
According to an audience member who spoke to E! News, Vinnie went up on stage beforehand and told the crowd something along the lines of, "I gotta tell you guys obviously there are a few rules. No heckling about Pete's love life or anything about Ariana Grande and Kate Beckinsale. Our headliner doesn't appreciate those comments and anything like that and we'll throw you the f**k out." Vinnie also claimed that there is security footage of everyone putting away their phones and being warned that you'll get kicked out if Kate and Ariana are mentioned.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the Stress Factory Comedy Club owner said that "no way in the world would I ever disrespect any comedian." He continued, "and Pete Davidson, I didn’t disrespect you. Your security guy told me to say what I said. And if you got that security guy, you should have fired your security guy."
Pete is expected to return to 'Saturday Night Live' for an all-new episode this weekend with Adam Sandler and Shawn Mendes.