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The triumph of Shane Gillis

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2024
From The Right

Last night, stand-up comic Shane Gillis hosted Saturday Night Live – America’s premier, if long-past-its-best, sketch-comedy show – a little more than four years after he was fired from its cast, in one of the swiftest and most savage cancellations the industry had ever witnessed.

Gillis’s opening monologue, more of a club set than the usually tightly scripted fare, blew through a mix of material, new and old, about his relatives with Down’s syndrome, high-school football coaches and how young boys are essentially their mother’s gay best friends. He nodded briefly to...

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