Weekend Update: Pete Davidson on Mental Health – SNL


>>THERE HAS BEEN A NATIONAL
CONVERSATION THIS WEEK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.
HERE TO SHARE HIS THOUGHTS ON THIS TOPIC IS PETE DAVIDSON.
>>HEY. HELLO.
AS SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW, I WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER. AND DEPRESSION, I DON’T KNOW IF
YOU KNOW THIS, IS A DISEASE THAT AFFECTS MORE THAN 16 MILLION
PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. AND THERE IS NO LIKE CURE, PER
SE. BUT LIKE FOR ANYONE DEALING WITH
IT THERE ARE TREATMENTS THAT CAN HELP.
LIKE, FIRST OF ALL IF YOU THINK YOU ARE DEPRESSED SEE A DOCTOR
AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT MEDICATION.
ALSO, BE HEALTHY. EATING RIGHT AND EXERCISE CAN
MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. AND FINALLY, IF YOU ARE IN THE
CAST OF A LATE NIGHT COMEDY SHOW IT MIGHT HELP IF THEY, YOU KNOW,
DO MORE OF YOUR SKETCHES. [ LAUGHTER ]
>>WAIT, WAIT. ARE YOU SAYING THAT YOU ARE
DEPRESSED BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH AIR TIME?
>>NO. I WAS BORN DEPRESSED.
BUT IT MIGHT MAKE ME FEEL BETTER IF I WAS ON TV MORE.
>>>>I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS THE
BEST APPROACH, PETE.>>IT’S WORTH A SHOT.
I MEAN, COME ON. THIS SHOW IS LIKE EIGHT HOURS
LONG AND THERE IS 50 SKETCHES A WEEK.
IT SEEMS WEIRD YOU WOULDN’T USE ONE THEM TO FIGHT MENTAL HEALTH.
BUT I GUESS THAT’S NOT YOUR THING.
>>MAYBE ONE APPROACH WOULD BE TO WRITE BETTER SKETCHES.
>>THEY WON’T WORK. MY SKETCHES ALL SUCK, BECAUSE
THEY’RE WRITTEN BY A DEPRESSED PERSON.
LORNE SAID THAT.>>SO IT’S KIND OF LIKE A
CHICKEN AND THE EGG THING.>>EXACTLY.
IN FACT “CHICKEN AND THE EGG” WAS ALSO A SKETCH THAT GOT CUT.
IT WAS ABOUT A CHICKEN THAT ATE EGGS, BUT IT WAS ALSO ABOUT
BLACK LIVES MATTER.>>IT SOUNDS TERRIBLE.
>>IT IS. SO I NEED YOU TO WRITE IT FOR
ME.>>WAIT, IT’S A NOT EVEN WRITTEN
YET?>>NO, I’M DEPRESSED.
LOOK — HERE. I HAVE A DOCTOR’S NOTE.
I’LL READ IT.>>FOR THE AIR TIME.
>>YEAH. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, PETE’S
— PLEASE USE PETE IN MORE SKETCHES WHERE HE GETS TO KISS
THE HOST. AND USE MORE OF HIS RAP VIDEOS,
WHICH I HEAR ARE ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD.
ALSO — THIS DOCTOR IS GOOD, MAN.
>>SOUNDS LIKE A REAL DOCTOR.>>ALSO, HE SHOULD PLAY REX
TILLERSON A LOT. SIGNED PETE DAVIDSON’S DOCTOR.
>>THAT SOUNDS LEGIT. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LEGIT —
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] — DOCTOR, PETE.
>>ALSO, YOU LOOK NOTHING LIKE REX TILLERSON.
>>SO GIVE ME A MASK. HE LOOKS LIKE A MUPPET FELL IN A
LAKE. AND THAT’S JUST ONE OF THE MANY
JOKES YOU WILL SEE NEXT WEEK ON PETE DAVIDSON’S FIRST
IMPRESSIONS SEGMENT.>>PETE DAVIDSON, EVERYONE.
>>HOW HAVE I NOT BEEN FIRED.>>WEEKEND UPDATE.
I’M COLIN JOST.>>I’M MICHAEL CHE.
GOOD NIGHT.

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