Pete Davidson is laughing away his heartbreak.
Davidson took the stage for a New Year’s Eve stand-up performance on Monday, Dec. 31, in Boston, where the comedian opened up about his split from Ariana Grande, according to multiple outlets.
Davidson, 24, recalled hearing Grande’s hit breakup anthem “Thank U, Next” just moments before appearing on an episode of Saturday Night Live. The song references the couple’s whirlwind romance and split. (He proposed to her in June after just weeks of dating; PEOPLE confirmed in October that they had called it quits.)
“That s— came out before I had to put on a f—— duck hat and be like, ‘Derrrp here’s the pizza!’ ” he said, according to E! Online. “So all my friends were there. It was a sad day. We didn’t know it was going to happen.”
According to E! Online, He even joked about Grande’s decision to leave little to the imagination in the song. “[She] named all of us.”
Davidson also revealed that his mum, a school nurse, has faced taunts from her students singing “Thank U, Next,” according to theNew York Times.
The stand-up routine marked his first since posting an alarming Instagram message less than a month ago. Davidson concerned friends and fans on Dec. 15 by writing on his now-deleted Instagram account, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.”
Hours later, he made a brief appearance on the Matt Damon-hosted SNL broadcast, appearing in a pre-taped sketch, as well as introducing musical guests Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson.