Shane Gillis Hosts SNL – 5 Years After Being FIRED From The Show!

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Shane Gillis is BACK on Saturday Night Live… But he doesn’t need you wanting into his historical past with the present!

On Saturday, the humorist took the Studio 8H stage to host the famed sketch comedy present — however couldn’t do it with out addressing his inneresting previous… In his opening monologue, the 36-year-old admitted he was “fired from the show a while ago,” however implored followers to not look into it:

“Don’t look that up, please. If you don’t know who I am, please don’t Google that. It’s fine. Don’t even worry about it.”

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He joked:

“I don’t know, this is — I probably shouldn’t be up here, honestly.”

If you didn’t know, Shane was employed as a solid member for season 45 of the present. However, earlier than it premiered, unsavory clips of him making racist, homophobic, and misogynistic jokes surfaced and he was let go. At the time, longtime SNL govt producer Lorne Michaels addressed the state of affairs:

“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 a comedian and his impressive audition for SNL. 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.”

Shane, himself, additionally addressed his firing on the time:

“It feels ridiculous for comedians to be making serious public statements but here we are. I’m a comedian who was funny enough to get SNL. That can’t be taken away. Of course I wanted an opportunity to prove myself at SNL, but I understand it would be too much of a distraction. I respect the decision they made. I’m honestly grateful for the opportunity. I was always a mad tv [sic] guy anyway.”

With that context in thoughts, he nonetheless selected to make some eyebrow-raising jokes — some about all little boys being their mother’s “gay best friend” till a sure time of their lives, and controversially used the R-slur whereas making a joke about his niece who has Down’s syndrome.

Watch his full monologue (beneath):

Since then, Shane has constructed his profession as a podcaster and turn into a extra prolific humorist… So we guess the present was prepared to present him a crack. See all the highlights (beneath):

 

Rapper 21 Savage was additionally in the home as this week’s musical visitor! Ch-ch-check out his two performances with assists from Brent Faiyaz and Summer Walker (beneath):

How do YOU really feel about this week’s episode, Perezcious readers? Was it the proper name to deliver again Shane? Let us know down within the feedback!

[Image via NBC/Peacock]

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