Heckled mercilessly about Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson abruptly leaves comedy show

By Abby Amoakuh

Published May 29, 2024 at 01:35 PM

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From May 2018 to October 2018, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande were engulfed in a whirlwind romance that culminated in an engagement and the song ‘Pete Davidson’ on the pop sensation’s fourth studio album.

Fans have rushed to the defence of stand-up comedian Pete Davidson after the Saturday Night Live (SNL) alum left a gig at the Steelhouse in Omaha after the audience excessively heckled him. Specifically, the crowd seemed to have an obsession with throwing jabs at the actor about his ex-fiancé Ariana Grande.

Davidson appeared at the theatre during his ongoing Prehab Tour, which has seen him travel through North America.

During the set, audience members started to harass the comedian by shouting “Ariana Grande” and other “jokes” at him. After this heckling went on for some time, and the audience didn’t seem to show any signs of stopping, the comedian abruptly left the event.

According to attendees who spoke about the incident on Reddit and other social platforms, Davidson had already come to the end of his set by the time he left. Yet, he was being ridiculed right until he left.

“Good on Pete for disciplining the petulant audience that showed up like an attention-seeking 3-year-old demanding their presence noticed while the adults talk. Wasn’t the time,” one user wrote on Reddit. “Truly disappointing.”