Pete Davidson distributed free pizzas to featured writers in New York City on Friday to show his support for the shutdown.
The comedian brought some cupcakes from Spumoni Gardens (video below) to delight scribes on a fence in Brooklyn.
When asked why he gave up the food, Davidson replied, “You have to support the writers… There’s no show without writers.”
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The 29-year-old comedian is said to be the host of the show Saturday Night Live for the first time on May 6, but NBC’s late-night show was shut down due to an ongoing strike on Tuesday. SNL re-broadcasting at the present time. More Late Night Shows from NBC Tonight’s Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert it was also dark.
Davidson has been out supporting his new semi-autobiographical Peacock series, Bupkisreceived mixed to positive reviews from critics.
The Writers Guild of America called for production to cease for the first time in 15 years earlier this week after it failed to reach an agreement with the studios – represented by the Union of Film and Television Producers – on a range of contract points that the association considers important to the future of their industry. Writers are looking for ways to increase compensation and residuals (especially pay from streaming distribution), increase health plans, protect from studios taking advantage of the “small room” (where the writers are. writers prepare for a screening) and instructions on using AI.