Shane Gillis

Shane Gillis is a popular American actor and stand-up comedian who is regular on Comedy Central Radio's "The Bonfire". Gillis has won the title of "Philly's Funniest" by the Helium Comedy Club in 2016.

Shane Gillis is a popular American actor and stand-up comedian who is regular on Comedy Central Radio’s “The Bonfire”. Gillis has won the title of “Philly’s Funniest” by the Helium Comedy Club in 2016. Shane Gillis is named a New Face in comedy by the “Just for Laughs” festival in Montreal. Gillis was announced to be featured on the 45th season of “Saturday Night Live” on September 13, 2019, however, he has been condemned of making racist remarks.

The Newly Hired Comedian Shane Gillis Being Condemned By Others For His Remarks On Racist and Homophobic!


Just a few days before on September 12, 2019, on the “Saturday Night Live” it was announced that the team was hiring three new comedians on their show after the departure of the actress and comedian, Leslie Jones.

The hiring of three new cast members: Bowen Yang(show’s first Chinese-American performer), Chloe Fineman and Shane Gillis were well deserved for them.

But by the end of the day, the show regretted hiring Gillis after a video of the comedian making racist statements and using slurs about Chinese people went viral on Twitter. The clip was from the episode 98 of “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast” aired n September 2018.

However, Gillis immediately made an apology for his mistake clarifying that he didn’t mean to hurt anybody just he wanted to be the best comedian.

Previously, Good Good Comedy Theatre stopped working with him because of racist, homophobic and sexist things he said on and offstage. Because of his racial statement, many of the comedians and actors have expressed their condemnation on social media, some of them asking him to be fired from the show.


What is Shane Gillis Famous for?

  • Gillis is famous as the popular comedian who is regular on Comedy Central Radio’s “The Bonfire”.

When and Where was Shane Gillis Born?

Shane Gillis was born on December 12, 1988, in New York, United States. His birth name is Shane Gillis. His nationality is American. Gillis belongs to a White Caucasian ethnicity. Gillis was more interested in comedy and acting during his childhood.

When did Shane Gillis Start His Professional Career? How Far Has He Gone?


  • Shane Gillis kicked off his career by finishing with the third place in the Helium Comedy Club’s annual “Philly’s Funniest Tournament” in 2015.
  • After then, Gillis and Matt McCusker started working at the “Good Good Comedy Theatre” in Philadelphia. They both developed the stand-up format, “Digital Graffiti”.
  • However, in 2019, Gillis was no more a part of the theatre because of his racist, homophobic and sexist remarks on and off stage.
  • Gillis is also a regular on Comedy Central Radio’s “The Bonfire”.
  • Comedy Central named Gillis as “Up Next” comedian in 2019.
  • Gillis was also named as a “New Face” at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal in 2019.
  • Gillis also worked as a director in the short film, “Big Deal” in 2019.
  • On September 12, 2019, Gillis was announced to be hired in the long-running NBC show, “Saturday Night Live”.

Is Shane Gillis Married? How About His Personal Life?

The 38 years old comedian, Shane Gillis isn’t married yet. Gillis is currently supposed to be single. Gillis seems to be more into his professional life.

However, Gillis has been entangled mostly in the controversies and scandals because of his professional career life. Recently, Gillis has been condemned by other people for his racist remarks regarding the Chinese people and language.

He has been at high risk of losing his up-growing career because of the scandals that he has been facing these days.


Is Shane Gillis A Millionaire?

Considering all the hard works and time that Shane Gillis has put on his career, Gillis has managed to amass a good fortune of the amount in dollars through the different shows that he attends.  Shane Gillis has an estimated net worth of $500k. The amount is likely to be raised shortly as this is only the first few steps of his stardom career.

Gillis makes most of his income as a stand-up comedian and actor. With the fortune that Gillis has managed to get through, he has been able to live a good life.

How tall is Shane Gillis?

Shane Gillis has an average body build. Gillis stands tall with a height of 6ft.(1.83m) while he has a bodyweight of 82kg(181 lbs). Gillis has a body measurement of 44-36-38 inches with 16 inches as his biceps and 9(UK) as his shoe size. Talking about his looks, he has a fair complexion with green eyes and brown hair.

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