Many comedians are skipping college campus comedy tour stops thanks to “woke” and “cancel” culture. SNL‘s Pete Davidson is no exception, telling Paper magazine that campuses are destroying comedy.
In the interview, Davidson is asked about how the world seems to be a “hyper-sensitive place” and notes that comedians have a hard time doing comedy because people are always offended by something.
His answer is one that echos many other comedians today.
It makes doing college [shows] really hard. I refuse to do a college after this year ’cause it’s like, you’re just setting yourself up for trouble… Comedy is just, like, getting destroyed. Standup’s about to be about, like, sneakers. Like, “Hey, everyone like sneakers?” You can’t talk about anything. You can’t. The second you open your mouth and have an opinion, you lose money today. And I don’t think that’s a safe place to live in.
When asked about if this stunts his creativity, Davidson replied, “It’s the worst! It’s why I got rid of the Internet.”
Davidson joined the cast of SNL in 2014. His father was a firefighter and first responder during 9/11 and died because of the attacks.