Comedian Pete Davidson lays into UCF crowd

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Students at the University of Central Florida say comedian Pete Davidson went on a rant Monday night when he realized people at his show were on their cell phones.

Ironically, his comments were recorded on a phone.  You can see at first, the crowd laughs along with him as he talks about people in audience having their phones out.

"They're like, ‘Yeah!' It's like, wait… you were the one filming, moron," Davidson said.

But then students say they realized he was not joking around.

"It's (obscenity) embarrassing. You should grow up. Where' the next generation," the SNL star said.

Josh Furse says he secretly used his phone to capture the awkward moments.

"I took that video more just being like… if this gets out of hand, I want proof that this happened," Furse said.

A lot of comedians don't want people recording at their shows.  In fact, when Chris Rock came to Orlando a few years ago, guests were required to lock their phones in cases, but Furse says a lot of people at the Davidson show didn't realize it was such a big deal.

"For people who it was their first comedy show… they didn't know the difference," he explained.

Davidson did some profanity-laced name-calling.

"Uncomfortable and a little bit scared," Furse described. "Not that he was going to do anything but it felt like your dad yelling at you."

UCF released a statement, which read, "Mr. Davidson's abusive language, particularly his use of a derogatory slur, is contrary to the University of Central Florida's values of inclusion and respect for all. It's disappointing that his rant spoiled an event that was meant to welcome students back for the fall semester."

"It was really a weird experience," said freshman Haley Bellows. 

"It definitely ruined it for me," AJ Fernandez told the News Station.

Furse says Davidson did apologize at the end of the show, and he'd give the comedian another chance.

"I think it was just a moment where he's human. He snapped. It wasn't professional, but I'm not Pete Davidson, and I don't know what he was going through," he said.

Furse's video has been viewed on YouTube more than 130,000 times.