John Mulaney Discovers a Whole New Pete Davidson in 'SNL' Promo

John Mulaney and Pete Davidson, SNL
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John Mulaney and Pete Davidson during promos for 'Saturday Night Live' on Feb. 25, 2020.

John Mulaney will be hosting Saturday Night Live for the third time this weekend (Feb. 29), and a hilarious new promo clip shows the comedian seeing his friend Pete Davidson in a new light backstage.

Mulaney enters the 26-year-old's room to find Davidson, known to be a bit disheveled, meeting with his guru, Gary, to work "on his inner chakras" and get "all cleaned out." The SNL cast member, switching out his usual sweatsuit for white linen and beads, surprises this week's host by telling him that he meditates and sleeps properly now. He even gave away his illegal pet monkeys and replaced the space where he kept the cage with a "writing corner."

"You're a new Pete," Mulaney says, as Davidson puts on "hood rat gear" to give the paparazzi outside "what they want," hiding his new inner peace.

Watch the clip below, and catch SNL, with musical guest David Byrne, on Saturday (Feb. 29).


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