In Adam Sandler’s friendship with Pete Davidson

The “Saturday Night Live” cast members’ kinship led to a bond between Adam Sandler and Pete Davidson. Both comedians got their big breaks from the heralded sketch show, which landed them in starring roles in movies. However, when the “Billy Madison” star hosted “SNL” in 2019, he pointed out a key difference in their careers. During his monologue, Sandler sang about being fired from the show and the ‘The King of Staten Island’ actor trying to get on board. The “SNL” grad joked to Davidson that he hadn’t been fired, but jokingly hinted that it was coming.

Davidson may not have been relieved of his “SNL” duties, but he was often the subject of tabloid fodder. Luckily, Sandler offered the younger comedian some advice. “He’s already been through it … He’s just telling me how to navigate ‘The assholes trying to bring you down,'” Davidson said in a wide-ranging interview with Charlamagne Tha God in February 2020. The “The Suicide Squad” actor also mentioned how he envied Sandler’s approach to filmmaking. “The Sandler model is the s***,” Davidson said, while noting how well-rounded the Uncut Gems star was as a person.

In April 2020, Davidson recruited Sandler for his sketch “Stuck in the House,” which was a quarantine-themed “SNL” song. “Tell the Grubhub guy to leave food on the street / I’m so freaking bored I’m making songs with Pete,” Sandler sang. The song came about thanks to the friendship between the two.

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A few months after the viral song “Stuck in the House” was released, Pete Davidson announced that he was able to bring Adam Sandler on board because of their close friendship. “I’m pretty attached to the Sandman, which is the coolest thing I’ve ever had to say,” Davidson said while appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers in June 2020. The “Big Time Adolescence” star was gushing while discussing Sandler. “He’s just such a cool, nice guy. I can’t explain what a wonderful person he is,” added Davidson. According to the Wild N’ Out alum, he approached Sandler about collaborating on the song but felt it was a long road. “And he said, ‘Damn yeah, mate,'” Davidson recalled.

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It wasn’t just Davidson who flattered Sandler, the ‘Hubie Halloween’ actor has shared similarly endearing sentiments about the younger comedian. “Well, Pete Davidson is a very nice kid,” Sandler told Access in June. “He’s a very nice kid and a fun guy,” Sandler added.

After the success of “Stuck in the House,” many had wondered if the comedy duo would work together on a bigger project. Sandler said the prospect has been discussed. “He’s talking about finding the right thing, and maybe one day that would happen,” the ‘Little Nicky’ star told Access, while mentioning that Davidson had his hands full filming alongside Al Pacino. Although they haven’t filmed much together, Sandler and Davison have found time off-camera.

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In addition to his enthusiasm for comedy and filmmaking, Adam Sandler is known for his love of basketball. While filming Hustle for Netflix, which is about tires, Sandler told Access that Pete Davidson visited the set. The duo had hit the court together in the past and Davidson was impressed with the Happy Gilmore star’s skills. “Sandler f***ing knows ball, dude,” he said on a March 2020 episode of “Hot Ones.” Davidson even offered an inside look at Sandler’s game. “And he’s playing like dirty, him and his boys … He’s really, really good and competitive,” said the “Saturday Night Live” star. Though Davidson added that the appeal of starring alongside the veteran comedian has waned. “[A]And then you’re like, “Ow. He really hurt me, man.'”

Sandler’s influence on Davidson went beyond comedy and filmmaking. In fact, the Set It Up actor said the Sandman set the fashion standard that he followed. “I pretty much took everything Adam Sandler wore and tried to do that because he’s my favorite fashion icon,” Davidson told POPSUGAR in 2020. He gushed about Sandler’s laid-back aesthetic. “I’ve been trying to adapt that kind of style now,” Davidson said.

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