Entertainment TV Jack Harlow Calls Pete Davidson an 'Icon' Who 'Has So Much More Left to Accomplish' In his TIME 100 essay paying tribute to the Saturday Night Live alum, the rapper wrote, "We don't have another one of [Pete]" By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 23, 2022 05:38 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Cindy Ord/MG21/Getty for The Met Museum/Vogue; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Pete Davidson's big (and at times "really weird") year just got a little bit more impressive. The Saturday Night Live alum, 28, was named to the TIME 100 list most influential people of 2022. Jack Harlow wrote a tribute essay about his "daring, thoughtful, and simply hilarious" pal to mark the occasion. "Pete's appeal to the world has everything to do with his authenticity. He doesn't try to hide the person that he is. It's a classic recipe for success and connection," he wrote. "I would consider myself truthful, but being around Pete makes me want to continue to reach even further for the realest version of myself," wrote the rapper, 24. "We don't have another one of him. He's daring, thoughtful, and simply hilarious. And he's only 28," Harlow added. "An icon with so much more left to accomplish." Pete Davidson Bids Farewell to Saturday Night Live After 8 Years: 'SNL Is My Home' Harlow's tribute comes after Davidson bid an emotional farewell to SNL this weekend after an eight-season run on the NBC sketch comedy show. A source previously told PEOPLE he was skipping Kourtney Kardashian's Italian wedding to film his final episode. Will Heath/NBC Harlow also recalled making his own SNL musical guest debut in March, crediting Davidson with helping get him on the show. "After a few months of knowing each other (but never meeting), Pete successfully pushed to get me on SNL, which was a genuine dream come true for me and my family," he wrote. "I grew up watching the show with them and got to bring them on set. My mom was in tears." He continued, "The night before the show, I went over to Pete's apartment and he made my friend and me laugh until our stomachs hurt. I felt like I was experiencing elite comedy up close and personal." RELATED VIDEO: Kim Kardashian Shares PDA Photos of Her and Pete Davidson from Date Night: 'Late Nite Snack' The Come Home the Kids Miss You artist noted that he first saw Davidson perform standup at Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber in 2015. They were later connected by a mutual friend via FaceTime. Davidson is next booked to star in Bupkis, an upcoming Peacock series in which he'll play a fictionalized version of himself.