Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson has been public about his struggles with drugs and alcohol, but on this week's episode the funny man got real about the, uhh… perks of sobriety.
In a "Weekend Update" segment, where the 23-year-old comedian mocked the Republican spokespeople being called on to defend the Trump administration's controversies, Davidson hit upon a comparison between the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, whose involvement with the GOP's proposed replacement for Obamacare has opposition even within his own party, and himself.
"All the Republicans wanted Paul Ryan to come up with something to replace Obamacare, and now that he did, everybody hates it. I know what this is like because for years people have been asking me to quit drugs and get sober. And now that I have, everyone thinks I'm unfunny and boring," Davidson joked.
"Hey, at least I have dreams now," he added. "And I've started waking up with boners again!"
The actor, who joined SNL at just 20 years old, making him one of the show's youngest cast members, has not shied away from discussing his private life in the past. In October, he opened up on The Breakfast Club morning show about his battles with depression, saying that rapper Kid Cudi's music helped save his life.
"I would've killed myself if I didn't have Kid Cudi," Davidson said at the time. "I would've killed myself. Absolutely 100 percent. I truly believe if Man on the Moon didn't come out, I wouldn't be here."
Last week, Davidson revealed he was "happy and sober for the first time in eight years," in an Instagram post that paid tribute to the support of his friends and love of his girlfriend.
Just wanted to let you guys know I'm okay. I know I've kinda been missing, on social media and on the show. I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in 8 years. It wasn't easy, but I got a great girl, great friends and I consider myself a lucky man. I'll always be here for you guys, I promise. Remember to never give up hope because sometimes that's all we got. We are a family and I appreciate all your love and support. It's nice to be back in action ❤️
Find out more about the talented comedian’s struggles with sobriety in this video.