Shane Gillis (born in 1988) is an American Actor, Comedian, Producer, Editor, and Writer from Pennsylvania. Recently, in September 2019, it was revealed that he is going to join the cast of Saturday Night Live Season 45.
The first episode of the new season of the late-night live television program will be released on September 28, 2019. Furthermore, some of the other latest players of the comedy series are Bowen Yang (writer, comedian, and actor) and Chloe Fineman (actress and comedian).
Lorne Michaels & Co announced that they are adding three new faces after the departure of Leslie Jones. She worked in the show for almost five years and now she is focusing on her upcoming movies & Netflix shows.
Career & Racist Slur Controversy
The 31-years-old Shane is also announced to be a new face at “2019 Just for Laughs Festival” in Montreal. He also performed at the Comedy Central’s Clusterfest. The comedian also gained controversy on the same day SNL announced the casting.
According to a source, Shane Gillis made offensive & racist remarks about Chinese people in his podcast episode last year. This news became big as one of the casts member of Saturday Night Live i.e. Bowen Yang is the show’s first Chinese-American comedian.
In the podcast episode, Gillis appeared with his podcast partner, Matt McCusker. He mimicked caricatures of Chinese accents in the controversial show. On September 12, 2019, the comedian apologized for the racist slur on his Twitter account.
He said that he was a comedian who used to push boundaries and took risks. However, Shane felt sorry to anyone who offended with his words. As of now, NBC did not respond to anything regarding the bigot comment made by Gillis.
|Real Full Birth Name||Shane Gillis.|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Producer, Editor, and Writer.|
|Famous for||the upcoming show “Saturday Night Live”.|
|Age (As of 2018)||31 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1988.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||not available.|
|House In||New York, The USA.|
|Social Media Account Stats|| Instagram: NA.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6′ 0″. |
Centimeters: 183 cm.
Meters: 1.83 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 82 Kg.|
Pounds: 181 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||44-36-38.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Parents|| Father: Name not available.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Highest Qualification||Graduate with a Bachelors degree.|
|School||Local High School.|
|Alma Mater.||Will update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Elvis Presley (American singer) and Angelina Jolie (American actress).|
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Reading, Theatre Play & Artwork.|
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Fries & Ice Cream.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$500,000 US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||—|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Shane Gillis
- Saturday Night Live Comedian, Shane Gillis was born in 1988 (age 31 years old, as of 2019) in Pennsylvania, The United States of America.
- The actor never mentioned anything about his early life, father, mother, siblings, etc on her social media accounts. But we will update our readers in the future.
- His provocative video later deleted from the YouTube platform but Seth Simons (journalist) again found it on the internet and posted on his Twitter account.
- The name of his podcast show was Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast.
- In fact, Shane also had a long history of belittling Muslims, women, and the LGBT community.
- He also remained the winner of Philly’s Funniest at Helium Comedy Club in 2016.
- As a writer, Gillis also wrote various sketched for Comedy Central’s Delco Proper.
- Kristen Stewart, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson will also appear in the upcoming SNL comedy series.