Pete Davidson’s Frivolous Advice to His Friend Helped Him Lose 100 Pounds

Published 02/28/2023, 5:40 AM EST

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Among the many things Pete Davidson is famous for, his sense of humor still tops the list. From stand-up comedy at Saturday Night Lives to witty clap backs at his now- ex-girlfriend’s ex on Twitter, Davidson knows how to roast. Being funny is something that comes naturally to him. However, sometimes his jokes are taken too seriously. While normally such situations might get him into trouble, that wasn’t the case when Alec Baldwin took his words to heart.

Academy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin had been facing issues with his weight owing to his health conditions. During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show, Pete Davidson revealed how he unintentionally helped the actor lose 100 pounds.

When a joke became a life-changing advise


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In 2021, Pete Davidson appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The interview started with Fallon questioning Davidson if he really does 100 push-ups a day like he claimed to do in front of Alec Baldwin. To this, Davidson hilariously admitted that it was in fact a lie he told to not “be rude” or hurt Baldwin’s sentiments. The exchange is from the time when Alec Baldwin was an SNL sketch host, and Davidson’s act required him to be shirtless. Narrating the exchange, Davidson said, “I guess, like, I’m a little bit cut or whatever. So he came up, and he was like, ‘What do you do?'”


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Recalling his answer, Davidson continued that he did not want to be rude to Baldwin by saying he just had a good metabolism. Because saying this would’ve meant Davidson was hinting that Baldwin did not have one because of his age. So to escape, Skete made up a little story and said that he does 100 push-ups and sit-ups every day. Little did the 29-year-old Davidson know back then that the then-63-year-old actor would take his words seriously.

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After that conversation, the two stars came together for another gig when they met weekly. “We would run into each other in the hall, he would be like, “100 a day.” And he started to do it, and he lost like 100 pounds…And he says it’s all cause of me.” While Davidson’s narration had the audience burst out in a fit of laughter, this wasn’t the end of ‘humorous Davidson’ in the interview. Additionally, the two entertainers spoke about Davidson’s gig with Questlove.

Pete Davidson was happy to be hit by Questlove


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Further in the interview, Jimmy Fallon showed Davidson a still from one of his viral videos with Questlove. He then asked ‘Skete’ what it was like acting with the famous musician. Elated to share his experience, Davidson exclaimed, “Oh dude, total pro.”

Pete Davidson added he feels like it’s really cool when someone who knows the show well becomes a part of it. The man in question, who was present at the set too, revealed that Davidson had asked him to “hit him for real.” Giggling at the revelation, Davidson admitted he did so because the audience can figure out when it’s fake and when it’s not. So he wanted Questlove to him hit even though it was a part of the act.


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Pete Davidson’s jolly nature is what makes him so loved by the people around him. It was also because of this happy-go-lucky attitude that he unknowingly helped Alec Baldwin lose weight.


Written by:

Aaradhana Singh


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Aaradhana Singh is a US Sports writer for EssentiallySports. The holder of a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication, Aaradhana has previously worked as an editor/writer with Asiana Times for the better part of a year. A sports person at heart with a curious mind, Aaradhana is someone who is always up for fun and adventure.
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Simar Singh Wadhwa