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Getting Fired From SNL: Shane Gillis Doesn’t Want You To Google It

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Getting Fired From SNL: Shane Gillis Doesn't Want You To Google It

(CTN News) – The comedian Shane Gillis has returned to hosting “SNL” after he was fired in 2019 for allegedly making racist, homophobic, and misogynistic remarks during the show.

In his opening monologue on Feb. 24, Shane Gillis did not shy away from the elephant in the room, acknowledging briefly his firing.

He stated that he was “here.” Most of you do not know who I am, just as he said. As you may be aware, I have been terminated from this program several months ago. Please refrain from searching for that information, as I would appreciate your help in this matter.

In case you are unfamiliar with who I am and don’t know much about me, please don’t Google me. It does not matter what you do. There’s no need to worry about this at all.”

Shane Gillis was fired from the show one week after it was announced that he would join the cast. The following statement was released by Lorne Michaels, longtime executive producer of “SNL.”

“We want ‘SNL’ to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, so we hired Shane on the basis of his comic abilities and impressive audition.” Prior comments that have surfaced in the last few days were not known to us.

He uses offensive, hurtful, and unacceptable language. We apologize that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process failed to meet our expectations.”

Furthermore, Shane Gillis made a public statement regarding his firing on social media, in which he stated: “It seems absurd for comedians to make such a serious statement in public, but here we are.”. Since I am a comedian, I have been hired by SNL because of my funny background.

That is something you cannot take away from you in any way. I understand that it would be a distraction for my work if I were to appear on Saturday Night Live to demonstrate my talents, but I would certainly love to have the chance. There’s no doubt that I respect what they decided to do.

Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity to work on this project. The medium of television has always held a great deal of appeal to me as a viewer.”

As a result of his firing in 2019, Shane Gillis has co-hosted the popular podcast “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast” and has landed a Netflix comedy special called “Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs,” which will premiere in 2023.


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Salman Ahmad is a seasoned writer for CTN News, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the platform. With a knack for concise yet impactful storytelling, he crafts articles that captivate readers and provide valuable insights. Ahmad's writing style strikes a balance between casual and professional, making complex topics accessible without compromising depth.

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