The end of summer brings a slew of back-to-school sales, sweater weather, pumpkin spice-flavored everything, and — most importantly — new episodes of Saturday Night Live. NBC’s famous sketch comedy show takes a hiatus every summer, which is why fans are so excited for its 45th season to officially begin.
What happened to Shane Gillis?
During a 2018 episode of his podcast with Matt McCusker, which is called Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast, Shane and Matt made a number of racist comments about Chinese people, along with homophobic slurs.
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These comments resurfaced shortly after he got hired by SNL.
In response to the controversial remarks, SNL dropped Shane four days after hiring, per IndieWire. However, comedians such as Bill Burr and Jim Jeffries have come to his defense, saying it’s simply “cancel culture.”
SNL has undoubtedly had its ups and downs, but it seems like this upcoming season is going to seriously slay. With Woody Harrelson hosting the season premiere, T. Swizzle performing during the second episode, and with a barrier-breaking new cast member for the entire season, it sounds like it’s going to be truly epic.
Really though, I’m mostly anticipating some snarky cold opens… I don’t know about you, but I’ve needed a little more Alec Baldwin in my life these last few months.
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