If you want to see Pete Davidson perform, you might have to sign a non-disclosure agreement that is worth a million dollars.
Over the weekend, reports have circulated that Davidson has been requiring audience members to sign an NDA before his show in San Francisco on November 27 show at the Sydney Goldstein Theater.
It seems that this is quite an extreme measure for the comedian as a woman who had purchased tickets to his upcoming show shared the alleged copy of the non-disclosure agreement on a post on Facebook. Stacy Young was told about the agreement just before the show started.
The non-disclosure agreement states that by signing the agreement, the person signed may not, in any case, discuss of the show nor their experiences at the event. The document also states that people who have signed it may not in any way, shape, or form post on social media regarding the show and any breach of contract will result in the signee to pay a million dollars in damages along with any corresponding legal fees.
Besides being asked to sign the NDA, people in attendance were also asked to provide their information together with their social media accounts. Audience members were also asked to hand over any devices such as smartphones and cameras to avoid documenting Davidson’s performance.
Young, who did not sign the non-disclosure agreement said that she got a full refund. She also added that she thought it was ridiculous and a bit over the top. The supposed audience member said that she understood why comedians are protective of their material from being leaked into the internet and said that the stunt Davidson pulled was Orwellian for his audience to not be able to share their opinions or inputs about his performance.
In an interview with Variety, Young said that she did not want to sign the agreement because it meant that she will not be able to have an opinion about Davidson’s show afterward. Sources also told Variety that Davidson has been using the NDA before his show in Chicago this Saturday as well.
Consequence of Sound noted that various Twitter posts mentioned that the comedian had been requiring people in attendance to sign the NDA since the second week of November before his show in Minneapolis.
The San Francisco Chronicle was able to talk to an employee of the Sydney Goldstein Theater and said that the venue just learned about the agreements being handed out to the audience the day before Davidson’s show.