CARY, N.C. — After the success of a recent in-game performance by Ariana Grande, Epic Games announced that the next premier Fortnite event will be a comedy show with Pete Davidson performing as a 200-foot tall version of himself.
“We wanted to branch out into comedy,” explained Darby Shelf, a concert coordinator at Epic Games, “and we thought, who right now is a bigger and more popular stand-up comedian than Pete Davidson? Seriously, I’m asking, because he’s the only one we could think of.”
Epic reportedly chose Davidson because of his connection to Grande, a previous Fortnite concert performer, rather than any particular traits of his own.
“Ariana gave us such a great show, and we got to thinking, what about that guy she almost married? He exists,” said Shelf, who also organized the in-game performances of Marshmello, Diplo, and Travis Scott. “Maybe we could make money off him.”
It was unclear whether anyone at Epic had seen Davidson’s actual comedy material, but the company was optimistic nonetheless.
“Pete is also white-hot right now after that huge role in The Suicide Squad. At least, we hope he is, because someone’s gotta buy this thing” said Shelf, revealing a new skin of Blackguard, his character from the film. “Available for 2,000 V Bucks in the Fortnite Item Shop.”
There were also rumors of an upcoming classical concert, in which a “world-eater-sized” Yo-Yo Ma will sit down in a chair and play cello.