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Kenan Thompson Says 'SNL' Firing Shane Gillis Was ‘Very Touchy’
Saturday Night Live, ahead of its new season, came under fire for casting comedian Shane Gillis, who fans of the show exposed as an unapologetic racist and homophobe. The show was pressured into ...

Published: Oct 14, 2019 @ 05:50:00 AM
Source: BET

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'SNL's Kenan Thompson On "Woke Times," Shane Gillis Ouster, Emmy Show Selfies
The firing of debut cast member Shane Gillis in September before his first episode and after racist jokes and comments surfaced online, reflects the current “woke times,” Thompson said. The mood has ...

Published: Oct 13, 2019 @ 03:01:00 PM

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Shane Gillis, Dave Chappelle, Kathy Griffin & The Myth That Liberal Cancel Culture Ends Careers Over One Mistake
Attention quickly shifted, however, when it was revealed that Shane Gillis, the comedian hired alongside Yang and actress/Groundlings alum/celebrity impressionist Chloe Fineman, had a history of ...

Published: Oct 12, 2019 @ 03:20:00 AM
Source: YourTango

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A lesson to be learned in Shane Gillis’ ‘SNL’ firing — if you’re going to be offensive, at least be funny
If you keep up with entertainment news, you may have heard about stand-up comedian Shane Gillis’ recent world record for “briefest time spent as a ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member.” Gillis was one of ...

Published: Oct 06, 2019 @ 04:14:00 PM
Source: The Daily Californian

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Fired SNL comedian Shane Gillis books first official Philly stand-up gig
Comedian Shane Gillis has announced his first headlining performances in Philadelphia since he was fired from the cast of Saturday Night Live last month over racist comments made on his podcast.

Published: Oct 07, 2019 @ 03:31:52 AM
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer on

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Fired 'SNL' comedian Shane Gillis headlining three nights at Helium Comedy Club
Shane Gillis, the local comedian hired and fired by "Saturday Night Live" last month, is coming to Philadelphia's Helium Comedy Club for three nights at the end of October. Gillis was hired last month ...

Published: Oct 08, 2019 @ 07:51:00 AM
Source: PhillyVoice

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Shane Gillis announces first headlining comedy show in Pa. after ‘SNL’ firing
Comedian Shane Gillis is returning to his native Pennsylvania for his first headlining comedy show after he became a household name for being fired by “Saturday Night Live" over racist comments made ...

Published: Oct 06, 2019 @ 05:20:00 PM
Source: Penn Live

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Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang defends Shane Gillis after 'SNL' firing: 'He shouldn't lose his job'
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang stopped by The View on Thursday, and was asked about his controversial defense of fired Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis. Gillis was dismissed ...

Published: Oct 03, 2019 @ 09:03:00 PM
Source: YAHOO!

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SNL says comedian Shane Gillis won't be joining cast following video of racist remark
"Saturday Night Live" has fired one of its most recent hires, Shane Gillis, just days after videos of comedian making bigoted comments came to light. "After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided ...

Published: Oct 07, 2019 @ 09:52:00 AM
Source: KJRH

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Shane Gillis' 'SNL' firing has some comedians spooked
Spaces like "Potluck," where comics can sound off completely unchecked, sit in opposition to our so-called "cancel culture" — the backlash against offensive remarks that has confronted Roseanne Barr, ...

Published: Oct 03, 2019 @ 07:28:00 PM
Source: Texarkana Gazette

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Andrew Yang and Shane Gillis Remain Mum on Planned Meeting
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has shown patience in the wake of comedian Shane Gillis’ insults directed at him and Asian Americans, a representative of a prominent political advocacy ...

Published: Oct 08, 2019 @ 03:31:54 AM
Source: Fortune on

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Kenan Thompson on 'SNL' Firing of Shane Gillis: 'It's Very Touchy Out There'
Addressing attendees of the New Yorker Festival over the weekend, Thompson touched on a wide variety of topics, including the Shane Gillis firing and the fallout surrounding Bill Cosby's downfall.

Published: Oct 14, 2019 @ 02:49:00 AM
Source: Complex

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