Amy Schumer thinks Pete Davidson’s career could have been a train wreck without him.
“I take all the credit for the success of Pete Davidson,” the 42-year-old joked. Watch Live With Andy Cohen In response to an audience question on Thursday night.
The mother of her 4-year-old son, Gene, cast Davidson, 29, for the role in the 2015 movie. train wreckplays a patient of Bill Hader. As 55-year-old Cohen points out, Hader, 45, liked Davidson’s performance so much that he Saturday night live.
“He was one of them… he was like 19 or 18 and definitely, this kid was like I was going to be a star,” Schumer said.
He had the same hunch about someone else. SNL cast.
“Same as Michael Che, you know,” Schumer said. “As I thought, you meet these people and they’re just like living far away from Queens, sharing a room, having lots of roommates. You’re like, oh but you’re leaving [be big] one day.”
Davidson had previously given Schumer credit for helping him get the start.
“I was so lucky,” he told Kevin Hart at Peacock’s. From Heart to Hart season 2. “I was in the city doing stand-up for three, three, four years and I met Amy Schumer and she let me open up a little bit for her on the way and it was like, ‘I’m doing this. film, train wreck. I’ll see if I can find you as a part of it.’”
Davidson recalled meeting Hader and Judd Apatow while filming the “little cameo.” train wreck.
“Then the next day when I got home, my manager called me and said that Bill Hader recommended you. SNLcontinued the Bupkis star. “I was like, ‘Why would he do that?’ I was so scared.”
The New Yorker said he didn’t think he would be suitable for the show. “Because I don’t really make characters or anything, so I just like it, maybe I can be a writer or something,” Davidson said.
Davidson continued to serve as a SNL The eight-season cast member who left last year after making her debut on the nightly sketch show in 2014.
“Since I’m a stand-up I thought I’d try my own stand-up and personal pieces on the Weekend Update, and I’m so glad I did,” she thought on Instagram in May 2022. It grows with the audience a lot and literally right before your eyes. For better or for worse, we were together in the happiest and darkest moments. I owe my life to Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL. I am so grateful and I wouldn’t be here without them.”
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