Colin Jost Disputes Pete Davidson’s Backstory About Staten Island Ferry Purchase

Colin Jost and Pete Davidson in front of Staten Island Ferry

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If you’ve ever woken up after a long night and discovered you decided it was a great idea to buy something you definitely don’t need in the early hours of the morning, you can take solace in knowing you’re not alone, as 45 million Americans admitted to shopping while drunk at some point in 2022.

Of course, alcohol isn’t the only substance that can lead you to make some questionable purchases—a reality that’s all too familiar to anyone who’s had $50 worth of Taco Bell delivered to their door after smoking weed.

However, that kind of order has nothing on what Pete Davidson and Colin Jost seemingly decided to do in the wake of a smoking sesh, as the former recently claimed their decision to drop $280,000 on a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry was the result of them getting into a bit too invested in the auction they ultimately won while they “were very stoned.”

That was pretty on-brand for Davidson, as the man who frequently shared the Weekend Update desk with Jost during his time on Saturday Night Live has never exactly been shy about his affinity for marijuana.

However, it seems his memory may be a bit hazy.

On Wednesday, Jost hopped on Instagram to share his side of the story that led to him and Davidson becoming the proud new owners of the retired vessel known as the “MV John F. Kennedy,” and he disputed the claims of his former SNL co-star, saying, “Is it worse that I was actually stone-cold sober when we bought the ferry?”

Now, as someone who once decided there was nothing I needed more in my life than the 500 cocktail swords I ordered from Amazon at 2 A.M. on a Saturday, I’m certainly in no place to cast judgment on impulse buys.

With that said, I think the answer to Jost’s question is a resounding “Yes” when you consider they seemingly still have no idea how they’re going to break even.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.