March 22, 2023

Who Is Shane Gillis (SNL New Cast) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Racist, Apology, Stand Up

Shane Gillis Biography

Shane Gillis is a stand-up comedian and writer based out of New York. He was named as Philly’s Funniest Comedian at Helium Comedy Club in 2016. He has been named one of three newly announced SNL members to debut in the 4th season of the show. He is also a regular on Comedy Central Radio’s The Bonfire, co-host of Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast. He has also written for Comedy Central’s Delco Proper.

Shane Gillis Age

Gillis is 38 years old.

Shane Gillis Ethnicity

Shane is Caucasian

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Shane was named as a new cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on Thursday, September 12, 2019 along with comedians Bowen Yang and Cloe Fineman.

Shane Gillis Racist

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, after Shane was announced as a new cast of SNL a video he posted in 2018 in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English emerged. According to a Variety story, the video was apparently posted in 2018 to a YouTube channel featuring Gillis and fellow comedian Matt McCusker.

The video was reposted by Seth Simons, a freelance writer and editor covering comedy on Twitter which brought it to the social media users attention. In the clip, Gillis refers to a city’s Chinatown as being “nuts” and used a derogatory word for Chinese people when he and McCusker marveled that the unidentified city allowed the building of predominantly Chinese architecture. He also complains in the video that Chinese restaurants are full of ”(expletive) Chinese. … And the translation between you and the waiter is just such a (expletive) hassle.”

Gillis said he’s more annoyed by hearing an Asian trying to learn English when he’s eating out than by any other “minority” playing music. He characterized that reaction as “nice racism, good racism,” adding that whites would be a similar target if they were speaking English “over there,” not specifying where he meant.

After the video surfaced Shane faced a lot of backlash on social media especially from the Asian community.

Shane Gillis Apology

Late Thursday Shane posted an apology on Twitter, “I’m a comedian who pushes boundaries. I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, you’re going to find a lot of bad misses. I’m happy to apologize to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said. My intention is never to hurt anyone but I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks.”

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