“Bupkis” preview: Pete Davidson plays himself in the Peacock comedy
Plus, John Mulaney jokes about his divorce and child in a preview for the May 4 show.
Pete Davidson is as famous for his personal life as his acting career, so it’s only fitting that he plays himself in his first television role. The upcoming Peacock comedy “Bupkis” stars Davidson as Davidson, parodying the surreal fame he’s achieved in recent years with the help of some A-list friends.
The show is similar to Davidson’s 2020 film “The King of Staten Island,” directed by Judd Apatow, and could see the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member in a role inspired by his own background. Unlike that film, however, “Bupkis” sees Davidson play a distinctly fictionalized version of himself, with acting roles, antics in the celebrity world, tabloids and relationships with his working-class family in Staten Island.
The trailer made many nods to the real-life tabloids and rumors surrounding Davidson, including her sister’s complaint. speculation about the star’s penis size. Another scene with Davidson’s friend and former “SNL” writer John Mulaney pokes fun at the latter’s divorce and subsequent child with actress Olivia Munn.
“You have to be able to walk away from anything in your life in 30 seconds,” Mulaney says in the trailer. “That’s why nothing binds me.”
“You have a child,” Davidson replies.
Davidson recruited a huge ensemble of big-name talent to appear alongside him. Oscar winner Joe Pesci, who semi-retired from acting in 1999, plays Davidson’s grandfather. The role marks the legend’s first screen appearance since 2019’s “The Irishman” and his first TV appearance since guesting on “SNL” in 1997. “The Sopranos” Emmy winner Edie Falco also stars as Davidson’s mother. In addition to Mulaney, guest stars include Davidson’s “Bodies Bodies Bodies” co-star Chase Sui Wonders, former “SNL” co-star Kenan Thompson, Steve Buscemi, Jon Stewart, Machine Gun Kelly, Ray Romano, Method Man, Charlie Day. , Bobby Cannavale, Paul Walter Hauser, Charlamagne Tha God, Simon Rex, Brad Garrett, La La Anthony, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Sunita Mani, Philip Ettinger, Oona Roche and former US Vice President Al Gore.
Davidson co-created the show with showrunners Judah Miller and Dave Sirus. All three are executive producers, along with Davidson’s longtime “Saturday Night Live” boss Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin David. The series is produced by Michaels’ Broadway Video banner, which produces “Saturday Night Live” and has produced shows by many former “SNL” stars such as Tina Fey’s “30 Rock,” Fred Armisen’s “Portlandia,” Aidy Bryant’s “Portlandia” series. Shrill’ and Cecily Strong’s ‘Schmigadoon!’ his piece entitled The studio behind the series is Universal Television.
All eight episodes of “Bupkis” will premiere on Peacock on May 4. Watch the full series trailer below.
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