Do you ever have those moments where you’re stuck listening to your friend, who will literally not stop talking about a show, a movie, or a comedy special that they really liked? Annoying, right? But when was the last time that you asked your friend about a show that they saw, and they told you that they were legally not allowed to talk about it? That’s because Pete is now apparently requiring everybody who attends his stand-up comedy show to sign an NDA. And not just any NDA, a 1 million dollar NDA. An NDA, or a nondisclosure agreement, is a legal document that states you are not allowed to discuss certain topics or information that is disclosed to you. Usually, entertainment or tech companies will have new employees sign an NDA if they will be exposed to secret company information that they do not want to be spread around. Sometimes, in VERY particular, unusual circumstances in Los Angeles or New York, people might have to sign an NDA before they see a movie or hear an album that has not been released yet.
But even that is usual and only done in very extreme circumstances. Like, even Taylor Swift doesn’t have her fans sign NDAs at her secret sessions. But Pete Davidson does, apparently. And his NDA states that people have to pay him one million dollars if they discuss his stand up show online. As for comedy shows, that’s pretty much unheard of. Especially because a lot of comics gain more fans through word of mouth. People talk or post about the comedian, or a particularly funny set that they had, and more people want to go see them next time they perform. I don’t understand why Pete would think this million dollar NDA shtick is a good idea. Like, are we not allowed to discuss his shows, good or bad? But he’s certainly doing this because of incidents that he’s had in the past. Like in April of this past year when he walked out of the comedy club before his set even began.
Or even more recently when he went on a bizarre tirade about young people in the audience being on their phones, recording the set. That night, he went as far as to call the people in the audience a couple choice words which aren’t quiet funny or friendly. Pete plays at a lot of colleges, like The University of Central Florida where the last cell phone incident went down. And 9 times out of 10, college kids don’t have a cool million dollars to spend on a comedian who is already worth about 4 million dollars himself.