Pete Davidson Sends Fans NDA With $1 Million Fine Ahead Of Comedy Show
Fans planning to attend a recent Pete Davidson comedy show got an unexpected surprise — a non-disclosure agreement with a $1 million fine.
The comedian’s camp required attendees to sign the NDA before entering the Bay Area venue where the Saturday Night Live cast member performed earlier this week.
In addition to the agreement, attendees were asked to put their phones and smartwatches in secure pouches for the duration of the show — a practice that is becoming more common.
Still, the NDA angered some fans after they bought tickets to Davidson’s November 27 show at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco.
Attendee Stacy Young posted a copy of the NDA she received on Facebook, saying she was notified about the agreement at the last minute via email.
The document stated that attendees “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.”
The NDA noted that any breach of the agreement would result in a demand for $1 million “as well as any attorney fees.”
Along with a signature, ticket holders were required to provide a cell phone number, email address, Twitter and Instagram handles on the NDA.
Young said she she didn’t mind putting her phone away, but the NDA was a bit much.
“I understood and was willing to consent to the initial request of locking up any phones or cameras brought to the event, but I think this a bit ridiculous and over the top,” she wrote on Facebook.
A Sydney Goldstein Theater employee told the San Francisco Chronicle the venue was unaware of the NDA until the day before the show.
Some fans said on social media they were also required to sign an NDA to attend Davidson’s November 7 & 8 shows at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.