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Dropped SNL Comic Jokes About His Firing

Shane Gillis says he's 'been reading every one of my death threats in an Asian accent'

(Newser) - Shane Gillis performed an 11-minute set at a New York City comedy club Wednesday night, his first public appearance since he was ousted from the new cast of Saturday Night Live over racist slurs he used in the past. And the comedian didn't avoid the subject on stage, reports... More »

Shane Gillis No Longer Invited to Join SNL

Comedian's cast invitation rescinded after controversial videos surface

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English. A show representative said Monday that the language Shane Gillis used was "offensive, hurtful and... More »

Yang Has Non-Fighting Words for SNL Cast Member's Racism

Shane Gillis had called presidential candidate a 'Jew chi---'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's newest cast member might have referred to an Asian-American presidential candidate as a "Jew ch---," but Andrew Yang is giving peace a chance, reports People . After Shane Gillis tweeted that "My intention is never to hurt anyone," but sometimes comedy "requires... More »

New SNL Cast Member Is Already in Hot Water

Shane Gillis used racist slur on podcast

(Newser) - One of Saturday Night Live's three new cast members is already proving controversial. Within hours of the SNL announcement Thursday, videos surfaced of Shane Gillis using racist and homophobic slurs, Variety reports. One video, apparently from a 2018 recording session for Gillis' podcast with fellow comedian Matt McCusker, features... More »

Here's Why SNL's New Cast Member Is Notable

Bowen Yang, one of 3 new cast members, will be show's only Asian American performer

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is adding three new cast members for its upcoming 45th season, including the show's only Asian American performer. Bowen Yang, who joined NBC's SNL last season as a staff writer, will be a featured player, NBC said Thursday. Yang is co-host of a podcast, Las ... More »

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