Pete Davidson Wants a Truce With Syracuse

Pete Davidson Wants a Truce With Syracuse

Pete Davidson didn't get such a warm welcome from an audience in Syracuse.

The Saturday Night Live comedian went to watch a college men's basketball game between the Syracuse Orangemen and the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. However, things took a turn for the worse after he reportedly kicked off his appearance with a particularly cringeworthy pun.

“Orange you glad to have me here?," he said at the time, in an obvious reference to the city's official color and its aforementioned sports team. And (somewhat understandably) the crowd responded by greeting him with a loud chorus of boos.

That said, Davidson's terrible dad joke isn't the only reason why he can't count the people of Syracuse as big fans, seeing as how he was previously panned for some pretty blunt comments about the city.

Back in 2019, Davidson shot the comedy film Big Time Adolescence in the city, and he made it pretty clear that he was less than fond of his experience upstate. “Dude, I was shooting this movie out in Syracuse. Syracuse, you know, it’s trash,” he said while on The Howard Stern Show. “Worse than Staten Island. The nicest hotel in Syracuse is, like, a fucking Ramada.”

Even so, according to a game attendee who spoke with Page Six, Pete apparently saw the boos coming. The season ticket holder told the publication, “He brushed it off and had a laugh, as did the locals.”

Not only that, but Syracuse basketball reporter Mike Curtis tweeted a message from Davidson to the people of Syracuse after the game which read, “Thank you so much for having me and my friends in the building.”

“We had a really great time," Davidson supposedly said. "So, peace?”

Hard to say whether all is forgiven, but the comedian clearly isn't looking to continue having beef with the city.

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