Bleats

Pete Davidson May Play An Idiot, But He's Tired Of SNL Treating Him As One

Reaping what he's sown.

Pete Davidson made his mark on Saturday Night Live by playing somewhat dimwitted characters and over the course of his six-year tenure on the renowned sketch show, he’s expanded his SNL repertoire to include *checks notes* uh, more dimwitted characters, with a dash of TMI over whether he’s dating Ariana Grande, Kaia Gerber or whichever young brunette who’s caught his eye.

Needless to say that SNL treats ol’ Pete Davidson as a bit of a lovable idiot and after years of the same old schtick, it sounds like he’s sick of it to the point where “SNL departure” is coming into view.

Speaking of idiots, the GOAT team unpack the ridiculous feud between Gigi Hadid and renowned internet idiot Jake Paul on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

Chatting to Charlamagne Tha God, Pete says a departure from SNL is looking more and more likely due to the way the show treats him like an idiot, saying how the lines between his real personality and his onscreen persona are becoming increasingly blurred by the show’s writers and he’s essentially being shoehorned into being a bit of a moron.

“I have a lot of conversations with people, because it’s a hard thing to do You don’t ever want to pull the trigger too early. Everybody’s always been like, ‘You’ll know when you know, and it’ll be alright.’ I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it.

“I literally was just like, ‘Picture what it’s like to be made fun of and then cut to immediately.’ They think I’m f***ing dumb. I’m literally painted out to be this big dumb idiot.”

While Pete says he’s grateful for the opportunity SNL creator Lorne Michaels gave him, he says that the environment is incredibly “cutthroat” and that his departure from the show may not be far away as he’s “outgrown” it by this point in his career.

It’s a little sad that Pete isn’t in on all the self-deprecating jokes like we all thought he was and he does have a point there as SNL is notoriously prone to rehash the same jokes over and over again. At the same time though, Pete hasn’t really shown anything special beyond his ability to play “Pete Davidson” despite his improving sketch skills.

It was refreshing at first, but seeing “Pete Davidson” come up on Weekend Update every week to talk about Ariana Grande or Kaia Gerber (or whoever he’s dating now) like a stoned frat boy is getting quite old at this point.

With other projects like a Netflix stand-up special (which audiences had to sign a ridiculous NDA to even attend) and a Judd Apatow-directed film which he co-wrote and plays the lead role on his busy plate, perhaps we’re inching ever closer to the date when Pete Davidson makes his SNL departure official.

Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Subscribe to It’s Been A Big Day For… on your favourite podcast app.

Michael Jordan Used His Crying Meme For Comic Relief At Kobe Bryant’s Memorial

The perfect response to an emotional event.

Michael Jordan may have been long-retired from basketball but he’s stayed relevant thanks to the infamous “Crying Jordan” meme, which involves an image of Michael’s tear-streaked face being used as a way to comically react to someone who have suffered misfortune. However, the basketball legend brought the meme full circle when he referenced it in glorious fashion during Kobe Bryant’s memorial.

The GOAT team unpack Kobe Bryant’s life and complicated past on It’s Been A Big Day For… below:

Thousands of fans paid tribute to the late NBA star at the Kobe Bryant memorial event held at Los Angeles’ Staples’ Center, the home venue to the basketball legend’s team, the LA Lakers. Several people who were close to Kobe spoke and or performed at the event, including his wife Vanessa Bryant, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Shaquille O’Neal.

When Michael Jordan, crying and clearly emotional, took to the stage after Vanessa Bryant, he delivered a great speech and brought a moment of unexpected comic relief to the event.

After talking about how close he was to Kobe and the attitude the late NBA star brought to the court, Michael unexpectedly dropped a self-deprecating joke about the “Crying Jordan” meme mid-way through his speech, saying:

“I’ll have to look at another crying meme for the next… I told my wife I didn’t wasn’t going to [cry] because I didn’t want to see that for the next three to for years. That is what Kobe Bryant does to me!”

It’s known that MJ knows all about this “Michael Jordan crying meme” and actually finds it quite hilarious, which is pretty uncharacteristic given how notoriously litigious he is when it comes to his brand.

For him to not only reference the meme but to do so at something as important to him as Kobe Bryant’s memorial is huge as it gave everyone a much-needed moment of levity while taking complete ownership of the meme. In just one joke, Michael Jordan turned what was a comical reactionary meme into something sincere.

Kobe Bryant’s memorial event was always going to be emotional but Michael Jordan proved once and for all that laughter is the best medicine to help everyone move forward.

Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Subscribe to It’s Been A Big Day For… on your favourite podcast app.

TIL: Brad Pitt Has A Brother Who's Done Far Bigger Things Than Win An Oscar

Who cares about working with Quentin Tarantino (twice) when you can save lives?

It must be tough being Brad Pitt’s brother, Doug Pitt. Not only are you the younger sibling, which immediately puts you behind in the genetics race, your older brother happens to be one of the most famous people in the world and is a beloved actor who has won an Oscar.

That’s a lot to live up to and is a recipe for some sort of sibling resentment. But alas there’s no “Brad Pitt’s brother” complex for Doug Pitt as he’s done some incredible things that’s far more important than working with Quentin Tarantino (twice).

Speaking of Oscars, the GOAT team talk about how the Academy Awards forgot Luke Perry in its In Memoriam segment on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

While Brad Pitt went down the Hollywood A-list route, Doug Pitt decided to become a businessman and ended up becoming quite a successful one at that. Since founding ServiceWorld Computer Center in 1991, Doug has dipped his toes in a number of successful multi-million ventures.

Having said that, Doug’s most noteworthy achievements have been his philanthropy. Starting in 1995, he’s served on many boards, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Make A Wish and The Red Cross, as well as a number of international hunger missions, such as Convoy Of Hope.

After hearing the statistics about poverty in Southwest Missouri, he went on to found Care To Learn in 2008, which is an organisation aimed at providing funding for child health, hunger and hygiene needs. Since its inception, Care To Learn has expanded to 35 chapters and funded over 1 million needs requests, which is a stunning number in every single way.

But Doug’s biggest project is perhaps his work with WorldServe International, a non-profit organisation that operations one of the largest water drilling companies in East Africa and aims to provide clean water to people. In the decade and a half since he’s joined the board, Doug’s used his water drilling know-how to bring clean water to 2 million people in East Africa.

In addition to clean water, Doug also became Tanzania’s first-ever goodwill ambassador and has helped bridge cultural barriers in hopes of bringing more Western businesses and philanthropists over. Hell, Tanzania like Doug so much they let him take a bike up Mount Kilimanjaro and he subsequently became the first American to climb that mountain before descending on a mountain bike. That’s objectively cooler than winning an Oscar.

While he may be a businessman and philanthropist, Doug has appeared in front of the camera a few times and has taken the piss out of Brad in doing so.

So while Brad Pitt may have saved people onscreen and won an Oscar, those achievements pale in comparison to the philanthropy and live-saving efforts of his younger brother, Doug Pitt. Good work, bro.

Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Subscribe to It’s Been A Big Day For… on your favourite podcast app.

Pop-up Channel

Follow Us