Pete Davidson handed out free pizza to striking New York City writers on Friday to show his support for the work stoppage.
The comedian brought some pies from Spumoni Gardens (video below) to delighted scribes on the picket line in Brooklyn.
When asked why he brought the food over, Davidson replied, “Got to support the writers… No shows without the writers, man.”
Here’s what that looked like:
The 29-year-old comedian would host Saturday Night Live for the first time on May 6, but the NBC late night show pulled the plug due to the strike, which started Tuesday. SNL airs reruns for the time being instead. Other late night shows ranging from NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert also got dark.
Davidson backs his new semi-autobiographical Peacock series, Bupkiswhich has received mixed to positive reviews from critics.
The Writers Guild of America earlier this week called for its first work stoppage in 15 years after failing to agree with the studios – represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers – on a series of contract points the union considers important to the future of their industry. Writers are pushing for an increase in fees and residuals (particularly paying from streaming distribution), an increase in the health plan, protections against studios taking advantage of “mini-rooms” (where writers prepare for a show in advance), and guidelines for use of AI.