Shane Gillis tells SNL audience not to Google why he was fired


Comedian Shane Gillis began his monologue as host of “Saturday Night Live” by addressing the elephant in the room. “Yes, I’m here,” he said. “I was fired from this show a while ago, but don’t look for that, please.”

In 2019, Gillis was announced as a cast member for season 45 of SNL, but after clips surfaced of him using slurs to refer to Chinese people, mocking Chinese accents, and using a homophobic epithet, he was removed from the show.

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Since then, Gillis has risen through the comedy ranks: “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast,” where Gillis made some of his controversial comments, has more than 80,000 paid listeners on Patreon. He launched a web series with John McKeever, released two comedy specials, toured the country, and recently partnered with Bud Light.

In his monologue, Gillis implored the audience to leave his jokes in the past, saying, “Please don’t Google that. Alright. Don’t even worry about it.”

But its new bits weren’t exactly PC.

After recognizing his parents in the audience, he said his mother once asked him when they stopped being best friends. In response, she asked the audience: “Do you remember when you were gay? Do you remember when you were just a gay kid?

Gillis explained that every boy is his mother’s “gay best friend” until he masturbates for the first time, and then “you’re like, ‘When is that bitch going to get out of the house?’”

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He also launched into stand-up content that is doing very well on the internet: “I don’t know if you can tell by looking at me, but I do have family members with Down syndrome.”

Seeming to sense the audience’s discomfort, he paused to note: “Look, I don’t have any material that could be on television.”

After breaking the ice, she imagined a future scenario for her niece with Down syndrome and her three adopted black siblings. At some point, she said, a white kid will mock her with an outdated word for a mentally disabled person (a term Gillis says on stage) “and then three black kids come flying out of nowhere and start crying about that one.” cookie”.

Gillis also starred in several skits during the show, including a trailer for the fictional film “White Men Can Trump,” in which he compared his Donald Trump impersonation to James Austin Johnson’s praised caricature. After lacing up some gold Trump sneakers (which sell for $399), Gillis transforms into an orange-tinted braggart who can convince people not to believe what they see. (When he throws a ball in the air in basketball, he tells his teammates, “I didn’t miss. It went in.”)

Gillis, with a deep tan, Trump’s trademark hairdo and a very long red tie, is greeted by Johnson (playing the real Trump), who tells him: “The real magic has been inside you all along.”

Gillis responds: “Bad. He comes from the shoes, and you look very stupid and, frankly, quite rude coming in here like this.”

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