Shane Gillis and the Privilege of Comedy

The New York TimesA comic named Shane Gillis was hired by “Saturday Night Live,” then fired shortly afterward when footage circulated of him being racist on his podcast, calling Chinese people a racial slur, and when Variety reported that he'd also made anti-gay comments ...

September 17th 2019


'SNL' alum Rob Schneider, actress Sandra Oh weigh in on Shane Gillis' firing

NBCNews.comVideo of Gillis making the jokes during an episode of "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast" circulated on Twitter just hours after the show announced his hire on Thursday. Many on social media pointed out the irony of his being brought on to "SNL" at the same ...

September 17th 2019


Andrew Yang Knows You May Disagree With Him About Shane Gillis

The New York TimesShane Gillis, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian who was named last week to the “Saturday Night Live” cast, has mimicked caricatures of Chinese accents. He has called it a “hassle” to have to speak with a waiter in a Chinese restaurant. He has used a racial ...

September 17th 2019


Rob Schneider Defends Fired SNL Star Shane Gillis Amid Racial Slur Controversy: 'I Am Sorry'

PEOPLE.comRob Schneider is speaking out in defense of former Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis following his firing from the NBC sketch comedy series after an online video resurfaced depicting Gillis making a racial slur. “Dear @ShaneMGillis as a former ...

September 17th 2019


Shane Gillis Dropped From 'SNL' Cast Amid Criticism of Racist Slurs

The New York TimesShane Gillis, a comedian named last week to the “Saturday Night Live” cast before videos surfaced in which he used slurs and offensive language, will not be joining the show, the program announced on Monday. “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have ...

September 17th 2019


Comedian Shane Gillis Fired From 'Saturday Night Live' For Racist Remarks

NPRShane Gillis, the comedian who's been under fire over the last few days for using racist and homophobic slurs on his podcast, has been fired from Saturday Night Live. Gillis was one of three cast members recently added to the show, which is set to begin its ...

September 17th 2019


Shane Gillis Out From 'Saturday Night Live'

Variety“After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining 'SNL,'” an “SNL” spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels said in a statement. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on ...

September 17th 2019


'SNL' fires Shane Gillis over racist comments, four days after hiring him

USA TODAY“After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining 'SNL,'" said a statement attributed to executive producer Lorne Michaels. "We want 'SNL' to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the ...

September 17th 2019


Saturday Night Live fires comedian Shane Gillis over racist, homophobic comments

The VergeSaturday Night Live today fired comedian Shane Gillis after a series of racist and homophobic comments he made in the past surfaced last week. NBC released a statement, published via Vulture, that states that although the show first hired Gillis “on the ...

September 16th 2019


Shane Gillis Out at 'Saturday Night Live' Following Racial, Homophobic Slurs in Podcast

Hollywood ReporterComedian Shane Gillis won't be part of NBC's Saturday Night Live after coming under fire for using racial and homophobic slurs during a conversation on a podcast. "After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL," a show ...

September 16th 2019


'SNL' fires new hire Shane Gillis

CNN"After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining 'SNL,'" an 'SNL' spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels said in a statement to CNN. "We want 'SNL' to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired ...

September 16th 2019


New 'SNL' hire Shane Gillis defends his comedy after bigoted comments surface

CNNAccording to footage resurfaced by journalist Seth Simons, the comedian is heard using a racial slur against people of Chinese descent in a September 2018 episode of his show with Matt McCusker, "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast." "Chinatown's f---ing ...

September 13th 2019


SNL Hire Shane Gillis Doesn't Quite Apologize for Racist, Homophobic Remarks

Vanity FairOn Thursday evening, Seth Simons—a freelance writer and editor who covers the comedy world—posted a video from a 2018 episode of Gillis's podcast, Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast, in which Gillis and co-host Matt McCusker discuss Chinatown.

September 13th 2019