Pete Davidson Still Isn’t Funny

Pete Davidson in The King of Staten Island (Mary Cybulski/Universal Pictures)
In The King of Staten Island, the SNL imp brings his lack of charm to a feature film.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f you’ve found Pete Davidson irritating on Saturday Night Live, you’re in for a surprise with his autobiographically tinged comedy feature The King of Staten Island: In the movie he’s irritating in a completely different way.

Childish and manic on SNL, Davidson plays a sullen depressive in the film, which repeatedly seeks to find comic mileage in scenes built around other characters trying to be nice as he responds with uncalled-for nastiness. He’s meant to be anarchically funny, but instead he’s a typical narcissistic adolescent bore. The King of Staten Island, which is being released via video on demand in lieu