Pete Davidson joked about Kanye West at a Netflix comedy festival and said their tense situation gave him 'a hopeless feeling'

Pete Davidson joked about Kanye West at a Netflix comedy festival and said their tense situation gave him 'a hopeless feeling'
Pete Davidson and Kanye West.Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair/Mike Coppola/Getty Images
  • Pete Davidson joked about his relationship with Kanye West in a stand-up set Friday.
  • West began to take aim at Davidson in 2022, after Davidson was linked to Kim Kardashian.

Pete Davidson responded to actions and comments that Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, made toward him after the comedian began dating Ye's ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, at the Netflix is a Joke Festival on Friday.

Performing his first stand-up comedy set in three years at the festival in Los Angeles, which according to The Hollywood Reporter was recorded for Netflix, Davidson joked about his relationship with Ye, Variety reported.

According to Variety, Davidson said amid the jokes that the situation between himself and Ye gave him "a hopeless feeling."

Since Davidson began dating Kardashian, whom he was first linked to in October 2021, Ye has taken aim at him in music videos and social media posts. That included saying in a song that he would "beat Pete Davidson's ass," and depicting Davidson in the music video for "Eazy," which also showed what appeared to be a cartoon version of Davidson getting buried alive.

In February, Ye told his fans to not physically harm Davidson after posting about him multiple times on Instagram, Insider previously reported.


During the set, Variety reported, Davidson joked about having an "AIDS scare this year," referencing reports from January that Ye was spreading rumors that Davidson had contracted the disease. TMZ reported that anonymous sources close to Ye denied that he had been spreading such rumors.

Davidson joked that he went to his doctor for a check-up, given that Ye is a "genius," Variety reported.

The comedian also made jokes likening Ye's actions to the 1993 comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire," which stars Robin Williams as a father who masquerades as a female housekeeper in order to spend more time with his children after he and his wife divorce, Variety reported.

"Am I the only one who secretly hopes Kanye will go full Mrs. Doubtfire?" Davidson said.

Davidson also joked about going to a basketball game with Chris Rock, who was hit by Will Smith onstage at the 2022 Oscars in March, and Jon Stewart in December 2021, saying it occurred "before life was over," in reference to his strained public relationship with Ye and the fallout from the Oscars slap, Entertainment Tonight reported.


"Chris got slapped, I got decapitated," he joked while telling Stewart to watch out, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Davidson said that he doesn't hold any ill will towards Jack Harlow, whom he's collaborated with in the past, for featuring on Ye's upcoming album "Donda 2," Variety reported. He didn't say the same for his "King of Staten Island" costar Bill Burr, should Burr hypothetically associate with West.

"It would hurt if I saw like, Bill Burr at Sunday Service," Davidson said, according to Variety.