Skip to comments.SNL Fires Comic over Chinese Jokes
Posted on 09/17/2019 4:55:46 AM PDT by simpson96
Shane Gillis is a 31-year-old comic from Philadelphia. Id never heard of him till last week, when Saturday Night Live (which I hardly ever watch anyway) announced that he would be among the new members of its cast this fall. Within hours of his hiring, social-media users posted clips of Gillis recording a podcast in which he did some bits on Chinese people that indulged in some woeful stereotyping, mocked Chinese speech and used the word chinks. Of Chinatown, he said, Let the f***ing chinks live there. In other bits on Matt & Shanes Secret Podcast, Gillis used the word gay in a derogatory way, e.g. thats so gay. Gillis has also made some other questionable remarks. We dont use his kind of language around here but you can read more here.
Last week a lot of journalists, activists, and lower-tier comedy professionals joined a Twitter mob calling for Gillis to be fired. One of them was Jimmy O. Yang, which surprised me because Yang is best known for his character on HBOs Silicon Valley, in which Yang, through his character Jian-Yiang, does an absolute merciless stereotypical Chinese accent. (If you dont know his other work, you may be unaware that Yang normally speaks without a foreign accent.)(snip)
Gilliss bit was pretty awful. He shouldnt have said what he said. It also wasnt funny. On the other hand, firing someone is a drastic step, particularly for someone at this stage of his career. Gillis, had he made it to the SNL cast, would have overnight become one of the most recognizable comics in America. As it is he may find himself having difficulty getting work in the future. (Indeed one or two comedy clubs have reportedly already done so, finding his material offensive.)
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Norm Macdonald and Rob Schnider have already reached out to him.
Me Chinese,me play joke,Me put peepee in your Coke.
Try to find a recording of Norm and Adam Corolla doing a rif on Kenny Ridgers songs, just hilarious.
Wee Tu Lo must have complained... :)
Andrew Dice Clay redux?
Gillis, in describing women who disguised themselves as men to fight in the war, refers to them as flat chested fing bitch[es]. ]
John Belushi and Chevy Chase would never have been hired at SNL given the current PC climate. Liberals have no sense of humor.
Well, that turned into a Chinese fire drill.
Same with Eddie Murphy.
Given that criteria, they’re going to shut down SNL?
Old internet meme.
Learn to code.
From what I’m reading here, neither does Shane Gillis!
Snowflakes ruin everything they touch. It’s all about who can be “offended” the most.
Funny how they are not offended by calling half of America Nazis.
Yes, this does not seem like a great loss to comedy.
It’s one thing if the rules change on you such that some material you did 25 years earlier is now found distasteful. Eddie Murphy’s Delirious qualifies for that. It’s sort of an ex post facto conviction. Yeah, I’m sorry, but you did all laugh.
No, this guy is doing this stupid stuff in the last few years. Of course he’s not going to get on SNL, it’s amazing that he got as far as he did.
SNL....where only trashing, threatening, and mocking Trump and conservatives is acceptable.
He looks at the first American and says, "Okay, you look pretty strong. I'm putting you in charge of shoveling." He looks at the second American and says, "You look like you know your way around a broom; I'm putting you in charge of sweeping." Then he goes to the Chinaman and says, "You look pretty smart; you can be in charge of supplies. I'll be back in an hour, and I expect the job to be done.
So he leaves and comes back in an hour to see the two Americans lolling about and the pile of dirt unmoved.
"What the f*** is this?" he yells, perturbed. "I gives you guys some simple instructions and I come back and you're just standing around!"
"What else could we do?" asks the first American. "I need a shovel to move the dirt, and my buddy here needs a broom to sweep. You put the Chinaman in charge of supplies and we ain't seen hide or hair of him since you left!"
"Oh, for crying out loud!" cries the foreman. "Where the hell is that bastard?" He starts to walk behind the pile of dirt, but just as he turns the corner, out pops the Chinaman.
Chicken make lousy house pet.
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