What is the King of Staten Island, you ask? According to, it is more like “a diamond in the trash”. Pete Davidson.

It Saturday Night Live star has been raising eyebrows amid his ongoing romance with Kim Kardashian, so during a stAnd-up set at the 9th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert on Jan. 18, he couldn’t help but crack a joke at his own expense while addressing the recent attention surrounding his life.

“There seems to be a curiosity about me, is what my friends tell me,” Pete—who has previously dated Ariana Grande, Kaia Gerber and Phoebe Dynevor—told the crowd, according to Us Weekly. “I tried to understand how I could explain myself to somebody because I was interviewing.”

The 28-year-old comedian went on to explain his mysterious allure by comparing himself to that one good movie you find in the discount DVD bin. 

“I’m Tropic Thunder. I’m the diamond in the trash,” he joked. “It’s quite a deal.”