Only weeks after Pete Davidson railed against political correctness and oversensitive comedy crowds, the SNL comedian forced his audience to sign a non-disclosure agreement that has a fine of $1 million to anyone who shares content from his stand-up.
Usually, comedy clubs have rules against recording stand-up routines, but Davidson’s rules go considerably farther than that. Davidson required his fans to sign an NDA before entering his comedy show at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco.
The fans who signed the NDA agreed that the venue could confiscate their cell phones and cameras if they were caught recording the show. The contract also declared that if fans breached the NDA that they could be fined up to $1 million.
According to sources, those who agreed to the NDA were not allowed to provide any “interviews, offer any opinions or critiques, or otherwise participate by any means or in any form whatsoever (including by not limited to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or any other social networking or other websites whether no existing or hereafter created.”
“Accordingly, the individual agrees that in the event of breach of this agreement, individual shall pay company, upon demand, as liquidated damage, the sum of one million dollars,” according to people who went to Davidson’s show.
“Any patron who is unable or unwilling to sign the agreement will not be allowed to enter and will be giving a full refund,” the non-disclosure contract stated.
Variety reported that the same NDA would be enforced at Davidson’s Saturday show at Chicago’s Vic Theatre.
In a recent Paper Magazine interview, Davidson vowed to never perform at a college gig ever again.
“I refuse to do a college after this year ’cause it’s like, you’re just setting yourself up for trouble… Comedy is just, like, getting destroyed,” Davidson said.
This comes after Davidson’s disastrous FSU appearance, where he lambasted the crowd.
“You film everything and not enjoy the show for f*cking an hour, then like, I don’t gotta be here,” the Saturday Night Live star told the audience. “I can just give them their money back because I don’t give a f*ck. So, like, whenever somebody else comes to your f*cking town and wants to perform and is f*cking exhausted and flies all the way to the middle of f*cking nowhere to do jokes for you little privileged a**holes, don’t f*cking ruin the show for people who actually wanna be here.”
This comes at a time when Davidson and Kaia Gerber have gone public with their new relationship.