Jack Harlow Salutes Pete Davison for ‘Time’: ‘He’s daring, Thoughtful, and Simply Hilarious’

Jack Harlow Salutes Pete Davison for ‘Time’: ‘He’s daring, Thoughtful, and Simply Hilarious’

Pete Davidson Jack Harlow are birds-of-a feather.

One, a comedian and public figure to whom the media seems to flock, the other, is a rapper who is flying high.

Davidson’s career is rocketing right now, and capturing the attention of editors at Time, who’ve identified the actor and long-time SNL cast member for its list recognizing the “100 Most Influential People of 2022.”

Harlow was given the honor of paying tribute, which he did with an essay about the comedian.

Harlow was connected to Davidson through mutual friends, and belly-laughs never far away.


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After a few months of knowing each other, but never meeting, Davidson “successfully pushed to get me on SNL,” Harlow writes, “which was a genuine dream come true for me and my family.” Jack’s mom cried.

Harlow visited Davidson’s home the night before the show and “he made me and my friend laugh until our stomachs hurt.” It was like I was witnessing elite comedy up close.

Harlow has found him. “Pete’s appeal is all down to his authenticity. He isn’t trying to hide who he really is. It’s a classic recipe to success and connection. He says, “I would consider myself truthful, but being with Pete makes me want even more to be the best version of myself.”

Davidson has a rare appearance. “We don’t have another one. He is bold, thoughtful, and just plain funny. And he’s only 28. An icon with so many more things to do .”

Harlow is currently flapping his wings atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “First Class,” which reigns for a third week. The album it’s lifted from, Come Home The Kids Miss You, made its debut on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this month, and the rapper is doing the rounds with NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard in a TV commercial for New Balance.

Davidson has just cut his last episode of SNL as a regular, ending an eight-year journey with NBC’s sketch comedy series.

The annual Time list also includes artists Adele, Mary J. Blige, Jon Batiste, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Zendaya and Miranda Lambert.

Read Harlow’s essay here.

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