Pete, 28, was a relative unknown when he joined the NBC comedy show’s 40th season but has seen his profile rise thanks, in part, to his colorful dating life.
The funnyman is gearing up to release his comedy special on Netflix which is said to be released on June 13.
He is expected to leave the show ahead of season 48. His final appearance is rumored to be this weekend’s May 21 episode with Natasha Lyonne hosting.
Pete joined SNL in 2014 as a featured player at the age of 20.
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He became best known on the skit series playing the apathetic ‘Chad’ that first appeared in 2016 and has proven popular over the past five years.
Described as the ‘stereotypical stoner bro,’ Chad appeared in a skit with British superstar Adele when she hosted the show in 2020.
In 2020, he released a movie based on his life, The King of Staten Island, cementing his status as a true breakout star – following in the footsteps of Kristen Wiig.
Among the other highlights from his time on the show was when he talked about his mental health on the Weekend Update skit, speaking frankly about his borderline personality disorder diagnosis.
Pete said: ‘Depression affects more than 16 million people in this country and there’s no cure, per se. But for anyone dealing with it, there are treatments that can help. First of all, if you think you’re depressed, see a doctor and talk to them about medication. And also be healthy: Eating right and exercise can make a huge difference.’
Exit: Pete, 28, was a relative unknown when he joined the NBC comedy series but has seen his profile rise thanks, in part, to his colorful dating life
He then appeared to give SNL a slight dig as he said: ‘Finally, if you’re in the cast of a late-night comedy show, it might help if they, you know, do more of your comedy sketches.’
Colin Jost asked Pete to clarify his comments, and he didn’t hold back, saying: ‘I was born depressed, but it might make me feel better if I was on TV more!’
He continued: The show is like eight hours long, and there’s like 50 sketches a week. It seems weird you wouldn’t use one of them to fight mental illness, but I guess that’s not your style.’
More recently, Pete has become known across the globe thanks to his relationship with megastar Kim Kardashian.
It was revealed earlier this month, that Pete compared Kim’s ex-husband Kanye West to Mrs. Doubtfire in his new Netflix comedy special, making light of the custody drama between his girlfriend and her ex-husband.
Going strong: Pete and Kim confirmed their relationship in November last year when they were spotted holding hands in Palm Springs, California. (Pictured at the 2022 Met Gala in NYC)
Earlier this year, Kanye, 44, made a string of accusations that Kim was preventing him from having full access to their four children; North, sight, Saint, six, Chicago, four and Psalm, three.
In a move that is sure to enrage the rapper, Pete devotes a segment in Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival where he admits to ‘secretly hoping’ that Kim’s ex-husband ‘pulls a Mrs. Doubtfire.’
‘Does anyone else secretly hope that, like, Kanye pulls like a Mrs. Doubtfire?’ Pete tells the laughing crowd in a recently shared clip.
‘I come home one day and they’re like, this is the new housekeeper. And he’s like, “What’s up fam?”
Launching pad: Pete is pictured on SNL in 2018
The joke is relation to the 1993 family comedy that sees Robin Williams playing a recently divorced man who dresses up as a female housekeeper in order to spend time with his children.
The set was filmed on April 30 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, with Kim in attendance at the show.
Pete previously hinted that he was ready to walk away from SNL back in 2020.
In an interview with Charlamagne Tha God he said: ‘I have conversations with a lot of people [about leaving].’
Adding: ‘It’s a hard thing to do, because you don’t want to ever pull the trigger too early. Everybody’s always been like, ‘You’ll know when you know and it’ll all be all right.’