Tag: Saturday Night Live (TV Program)

Andrew Yang Knows You May Disagree With Him About Shane Gillis

Shane Gillis, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian who was named last week to the “Saturday Night Live” cast, has mimicked caricatures of Chinese accents. He has called it a “hassle” to have to speak with a waiter in a Chinese restaurant. He has used a racial slur to refer to the entrepreneur Andrew Yang. And in […]

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Shane Gillis Dropped From ‘S.N.L.’ Cast Amid Criticism of Racist Slurs

Shane Gillis, a comedian named last week to the “Saturday Night Live” cast before videos surfaced in which he used slurs and offensive language, will not be joining the show, the program announced on Monday. “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining ‘S.N.L.’” a spokesperson for the show […]

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Shane Gillis’s Jokes Went Too Far. Should That End His ‘S.N.L.’ Career?

The new season of “Saturday Night Live” will not begin for two more weeks, but the long-running sketch comedy series is already drawing scrutiny for a new hire who has yet to appear on the show. On Thursday, “S.N.L.” said that it had hired Shane Gillis, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian, to join the program as […]

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New ‘S.N.L.’ Cast Member Used Racial Slur in Podcast

A comedian named on Thursday as one of the newest “Saturday Night Live” cast members made racist remarks mocking Chinese people and used a racial slur in a podcast episode last year. The comments were uncovered by a comedy journalist several hours after NBC announced that the comedian, Shane Gillis, 31, would be joining the […]

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‘S.N.L.’ Has Long Lacked Asian Players. One Just Joined the Cast.

For all the comedians and actors who have come and gone from “Saturday Night Live” in its four decades, there has been a near-complete absence of Asian performers onscreen. The NBC show is taking a step toward rectifying that. Bowen Yang — the son of Chinese immigrants and an “S.N.L.” writer — will be one […]

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Leslie Jones Is Leaving ‘S.N.L.’ Here Are Her 10 Funniest Moments.

“Saturday Night Live” won’t be quite the same without Leslie Jones, who is leaving the show. Who else will provide spot-on impersonations of Whoopi Goldberg, Omarosa Manigault Newman and Oprah Winfrey? Who else will come up with better nicknames for Colin Jost? (“Flat White Privilege Latte.” “Little Salty Oyster Cracker.”) Jones was a part of […]

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Jillian Bell on ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ and Chasing Down Roles

Jillian Bell had been searching for a leading role, and she didn’t really care what it was. Maybe something more dramatic than her usual comedic fare. Or perhaps playing a woman you don’t expect to save the entire universe, but who ends up doing just that. Then her agent sent her the screenplay for Paul […]

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What They Left Behind: Toons, the Snurfer and ‘Macho Man’

Obituaries in The New York Times give account of the lives of the people around us — what they accomplished and how they lived — and reading them can be an exercise in discovering, or rediscovering, the marvelous things they left behind. Here is a sampling of such legacies from recent weeks. A World of […]

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For a ‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer, a Permanent Musical Guest

Two years ago, fresh from the breakup of a seven-year relationship, Rebin Shah, also known as the Swedish rapper Rebstar, was urged by friends to join Raya, a dating and networking app for people in the entertainment industry. Although skeptical, he agreed to give it a try. “There were a lot of familiar names on […]

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Cecily Strong Reads ‘When the Doorman Is Your Main Man’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher This week, the Modern Love podcast revisits the comedian Cecily Strong’s reading of “When the Doorman Is Your Main Man.” In her 2015 essay, Julie Margaret Hogben describes the significant effect her doorman, Guzim, had on […]

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