[06/07/23 - 09:32 AM] Video: Pete Davidson's Hit Peacock Comedy Series "Bupkis" Surprise Drops Critically Acclaimed Second Episode on YouTube and NBC Said installment will also air June 10 on NBC following the "Saturday Night Live" encore, featuring host Miles Teller and musical guest Kendrick Lamar.
[via press release from Peacock]
PETE DAVIDSON AND LORNE MICHAELS' HIT PEACOCK COMEDY SERIES "BUPKIS" SURPRISE DROPS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SECOND EPISODE ON YOUTUBE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 AND BROADCASTS ON NBC FOLLOWING SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10
"I Can't Believe Pete Davidson's Show Made Me Cry" - Daily Beast
"One of the series' most affecting episodes" - NPR
"A beautifully executed episode" - Los Angeles Times
· Peacock's critically acclaimed comedy series BUPKIS, starring Pete Davidson, Edie Falco and Joe Pesci, from executive producer Lorne Michaels, surprise drops second episode on YouTube, streaming NOW.
· Leveraging the powerhouse portfolio of NBCUniversal, episode 102 of BUPKIS will also air June 10 on NBC following the Saturday Night Live encore, featuring host Miles Teller and musical guest Kendrick Lamar. Viewers can catch up on all episodes, streaming now on Peacock.
· Just ahead of Emmy Awards voting, airing BUPKIS across YouTube and NBC will introduce "one of the series' most affecting episodes" (NPR) and "a beautifully executed episode" (LA Times) to a broader audience.
· In episode 102, "Do as I Say, Not as I Do," young Pete (Preston Brodrick) attends a wedding just weeks after losing his father on 9/11 and bonds with his uncle (Bobby Cannavale).
· Beginning Friday, June 16, Peacock will also extend a special offer to First Responders to receive a special promotion for $1.99/month for 12 months of Peacock.
· Written, executive produced by and starring Pete Davidson, BUPKIS is executive produced by Lorne Michaels for Broadway Video and is written and executive produced by Judah Miller (showrunner) and Dave Sirus alongside executive producers Andrew Singer and Erin David. Jason Orley directed and co-executive produced. Series comes from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Broadway Video.
· BUPKIS premiered on May 4 and quickly became certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes:
· "Davidson strikes hearty comedic gold" - The Daily Beast
· "One of the best new shows of the year." - Collider
· "Fascinating" - TIME
· "Both endearingly self-deprecating and reliably entertaining." - NPR
· "Inspiringly original" - Complex
· "Bolstered by a phenomenal ensemble cast and suffused with unexpected emotion" - Entertainment Weekly
Episode 102: "Do as I Say, Not as I Do":
Shortly after his father's funeral. Pete, his mother and sister attend his aunt and uncle's wedding. There we see Uncle Tommy take Pete under his wing, albeit in a quite flawed manner. Pete discovers that he can use comedy to ease collective pain.
BUPKIS is a new comedy following Pete Davidson as he attempts to work through unique family dynamics and the complexities of fame to form meaningful relationships. The raw, semi-autobiographical series stars Davidson, Edie Falco, and Joe Pesci alongside a star-studded supporting cast in a show that straddles reality and absurdity to best represent what it is to be Pete Davidson. Welcome to BUPKIS.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Judah Miller
Writer / Executive Producer: Dave Sirus
Writer / Executive Producer / Star: Pete Davidson
Starring: Pete Davidson, Edie Falco and Joe Pesci
Guest Stars: La La Anthony, Carly Aquilino, Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly), Josh Bitton, Preston Brodrick, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Kevin Corrigan, Nadia Dajani, Charlamagne Tha God, Charlie Day, Philip Ettinger, Derek Gaines, Brad Garrett, Al Gore, Paul Walter Hauser, Lynne Koplitz, Loulou Lazarus, Sunita Mani, John Mulaney, John Pollono, Delaney Quinn, Simon Rex, Oona Roche, Ray Romano, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Jon Stewart, Kenan Thompson, Ricky Velez, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Chase Sui Wonders
Executive Producers: Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, Erin David
Studio: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group