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Pete Davidson accuses Louis C.K. of trying to get him fired from ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Comedian Pete Davidson had some choice words for Louis C.K. in a recent stand-up set.
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Pete Davidson kicked 2018 to the curb on Monday night with a stand-up set about breakups, tattoos and Louis C.K.

The “Saturday Night Live” star performed in Boston on New Year’s Eve and had some choice words for the fellow comedian, who recently made headlines for a stand-up set mocking Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors. (C.K. has recently returned to stand-up after admitting to multiple sexual misconduct allegations in November 2017.

But first Davidson shared an anecdote about his tattoos.

“I got a Harry Potter tattoo,” Davidson said, according to E! News. “Then the next day Alan Rickman, the guy who played Snape, died, and I was like, ‘Oh, what a weird coincidence.’”

Strange enough. He went on, “Then I got a Willy Wonka tattoo. Next day — Gene Wilder dies. Now I’m like, ‘All right, that’s a coincidence, that’s weird.’ So I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of Louis C.K. What do you guys think?”

Davidson continued, “That joke used to be about Aziz Ansari, but Aziz has been nice to me recently.”

But the comedian came by his ire for C.K. honestly, according to US Weekly.

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Louis C.K. was the subject in Pete Davidson's recent stand-up comedy gig.
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In his set, Davidson told the audience that in May 2015, when C.K. hosted “SNL” for the fourth time, the “Louie” star “told all the producers in front of me that all this kid does is smoke weed and he’s gonna smoke his career away.”

Not only that, but Davidson accused C.K. of taking his distaste to the big boss, executive producer Lorne Michaels, saying “that Pete smokes so much weed that it makes people uncomfortable.”

The New Year’s Eve show was Davidson’s first stand-up appearance since a mental health scare last month in which a concerning Instagram post left fans and friends – and the NYPD – worried about his well-being

The comedian, who has been open about his struggle with borderline personality disorder, found himself in the spotlight throughout much of 2018 after a whirlwind romance, engagement and breakup with pop star Ariana Grande.

Davidson touched on the relationship and its demise during his set, according to the New York Times, saying the breakup “showed me how ugly people can get but also how cool.”

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