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Old 09-17-2019, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SNL Shane Gillis Fired

SO what did Shane Gillis say to get him fired and on whose podcast?

I don't know who the guy is, and don't care about SNL. They didn't ask me before they hired him, so I have no skin in the game, but I am curious what he said and if it was actually funny.


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US comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live has dropped a new cast member after videos surfaced online of him making slurs about Chinese people.

Shane Gillis, 31, came under fire soon after his casting was announced when footage resurfaced from a podcast featuring the comic.

"After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL," said an SNL spokesman.

Gillis wrote on Twitter that he respected the show's decision.

"Of course I wanted an opportunity to prove myself at SNL, but I understand it would be too much of a distraction," he said, just a week after it was announced he would join the NBC show.

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The SNL spokesman said in Monday's statement that the decision to fire Gillis followed a discussion with the comic. "We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL," he said.

"We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable.

"We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard."

Gillis' casting came under scrutiny just hours after SNL announced he would be one of three new hires for the show's 45th season.

A podcast from September 2018 was circulated in which Mr Gillis mocked Chinese people and described his remarks as "nice racism".

In another episode from the same month, Mr Gillis was heard using homophobic slurs to describe Hollywood producer Judd Apatow and comedian Chris Gethard.

Gillis defended the comments on Twitter saying he is a comedian "who pushes boundaries". He continued: "My intention is never to hurt anyone but I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks."

Shortly after the recordings circulated, Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia, Gillis' hometown, said on Twitter the club had "deliberately chosen not to work" with him because of his "overt racism, sexism, homophobia - expressed both on and off stage".

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Comedian Rob Schneider, a regular on SNL in the 1990s, tweeted his support for Gillis, saying he had fallen foul of "culture unforgiveness".


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Fellow comics Bill Burr and Jim Jeffries also criticised SNL's decision while appearing on the US series Lights Out with David Spade.

Jeffries said the move was just a symptom of "cancel culture". He said: "The guy shouldn't have been fired. It's just a couple of things back in his history - are we going to to go through everyone's history? Or are we going to get rid of every sketch that SNL has done that involves race?"

Burr added: "Did they go back and also try and look back at good things the person might have done, or are they just looking for the bad stuff?

"You could do that to anybody. I don't get it. Millennials - you're a bunch of rats. None of them care; all they want to do is get people in trouble."

Taiwanese-American presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who Gillis referred to using a slur in a podcast, has said the comedian "deserved another chance to keep his job" but society has become "unduly punitive and vindictive".

"I thought that if I could set an example that we can forgive people, particularly in an instance where, in my mind, it was in a comedic context or a gray area, that I thought it would be positive," he told CNN on Monday.

Yang said Gillis has reached out to him and the two will be having a discussion soon.

In addition to Gillis, SNL had announced the hiring of two other new cast members: Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang.

Yang will be the show's first full-time Chinese-American cast member.

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He called Andrew Yang a "Jew Chinc"
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He called Andrew Yang a "Jew Chinc"
Maybe it was funnier in context
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SNL is a bunch of left wing dipshits, it quit being funny 20 years ago and the network never noticed.
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It's likely been 6 months since I've seen part of an episode, never understood all the "tongue in cheek" whatever that means black humor in the skits or it was the skit if they were trying to reduce racism, they only seemed to promote it.
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What happened to the gay ass that beat himself up said the MAGA did it ??
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What happened to the gay ass that beat himself up said the MAGA did it ??
I think hes still in some shit but what does that have to do with this?
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People still watch SNL?
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It's be a really tough gig being a white male comedian right now. Virtually everything you could possibly say that would be humorous would be characterized as sexist/racist or some other -ist.
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It's be a really tough gig being a white male comedian right now. Virtually everything you could possibly say that would be humorous would be characterized as sexist/racist or some other -ist.
I suggest you check out Bill Burr or Anthony Jeselnik.
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I suggest you check out Bill Burr or Anthony Jeselnik.
Laughed my ass off to some angry ginger Bill Burr last night.
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I suggest you check out Bill Burr or Anthony Jeselnik.
I love Burr. Jeselnik's shtick got very old very fast IMO.
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SNL is a bunch of left wing dipshits, it quit being funny 20 years ago and the network never noticed.
Longer than that. I was watching some old clips yesterday, and SNL has never known when to end a joke.
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yang isn't afraid to make Asian stereotype racist jokes during national debates, probably why he said to give him "another chance"

comedians have always and will always use crude and rude humor. the best can do it without folks realizing, the whole genre is built around skewering societal norms.

so yeah, snl should just shut down themselves and do what they can to destroy comedy clubs if they don't like 'racist jokes'

turning around and hiring/advertising that you now have a Chinese comedian for the first time is just as big of an insult.
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Made race joke. Only black people can make race jokes now.
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dave Chappelle and that other dude who was going to host the awards show but didn't got shit for their homo jokes from years back
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I think hes still in some shit but what does that have to do with this?
This is bitch chat. It, they, Gillis and weird Negro are connected as like idiots do stupid things. Not that hard to connect dots. For Bitch Chat, the two people and topic are aligned. Why would you randomly and seemingly without provocation go all intensely hyper selectively precise and logical ? Don't make me go all {gary} on you.
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the fuck happened to just being a fucking american
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