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First Rule of a Pete Davidson Show: Don't Talk About It

Comedian is taking an unusual step with a $1M NDA for his live shows
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2019 7:11 AM CST
Cast member and executive producer Pete Davidson poses at the premiere of the film "Big Time Adolescence" during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Park City, Utah.   (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Pete Davidson had a little something extra for fans who paid to see him in San Francisco last week: A non-disclosure agreement with a $1 million fine for those with loose lips. Most people apparently signed the NDA—but they're definitely talking about it. Stacy Young says she got the NDA via a last-minute email that said fans "shall not give any interviews, offer any opinions or critiques, or otherwise participate in any form whatsoever (including but not limited to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other social networking)… in the disclosure of any confidential information." Attendees were also required to place smartphones in secure pouches.

"I get that comedians are protective of their jokes and don't want their routines rebroadcast, but it's rather Orwellian to not allow anyone to share an opinion on it," an attendee says, per E! Online. "Don't perform for the public if you don't want people to have an opinion about it!" E! notes that Davidson has apparently been requiring the NDAs since at least Nov. 7, for two shows in Minneapolis. (Read more Pete Davidson stories.)

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