Meet 'SNL's Youngest Cast Member: Pete Davidson

by Denny Directo 2:30 PM PDT, September 15, 2014
Playing Meet 'SNL's Youngest Cast Member: Pete Davidson

He may not be old enough to drink but this fall Pete Davidson hopes to make you laugh as the new featured player on Saturday Night Live.

SNL confirmed today on Twitter that Davidson will join the late-night sketch show for its 40th anniversary season. Here's what we know about the young comic.

Davidson is a fast-rising stand-up comedian who was first discovered by Nick Cannon and was featured on the revived Wild 'N Out and MTV's Guy Code. He last appeared on an episode of FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine and performed a stand-up set on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April.

At 20-years-old, Davidson is officially one of the youngest SNL cast members to join the roster. Anthony Michael Hall was 17, Eddie Murphy was 19 and Robert Downey Jr. was 20 when they first joined the show, respectively.

Davidson's hire comes in the heels of last week's announcement that former SNL writer Michael Che would return the show as the "Weekend Update" co-anchor alongside Colin Jost. Jost's former co-anchor Cecily Strong is returning as a full-time performer.

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The anniversary season premieres September 27 with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande.