August 23, 2016

‘Saturday Night Live’ Comedian Pete Davidson to Perform at Cornell

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Comedian Pete Davidson, currently the youngest member of Saturday Night Live, will bring his stand up to Bailey Hall Sep. 17, according to a Cornell University Program Board press release.

Davidson was named one of the ‘Top 10 Comics to Watch’ by Variety magazine in 2014 and was featured in Comedy Central’s 2015 Justin Bieber Roast. He also appeared in Trainwreck and MTV’s Guy Code.

The CUPB selected Davidson, 22, because they believed his humor would resonate with college students, according to selections chairperson Maria Mu ’18.

“As a young performer, his observational humor taps into experiences that a college audience can relate to,” Mu said.

CUPB executive chairperson Gabe Diamond ’18 added that the board has been interested in bringing Davidson to Cornell “for the past few semesters.”

“With his growing popularity on SNL, we thought this was the perfect time for him to come,” Diamond said.

Balcony tickets will cost $9 for Cornell students and $15 for the general public, according to the release. Floor tickets will cost $14 for students and $20 for members of the general public. Student tickets go on sale Aug. 30 and general tickets will go on sale Aug. 31.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that tickets for this event would go on sale this week. In fact, both general and student tickets will be sold next week.