Shane Gillis is a stand-up comedian who recently named as an “Up-Next” Comic at Comedy Central’s 2019 Clusterfest in San Francisco. Gillis also podcast the show ‘Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast’ along with Matt McCusker. Further, he is also named among the top stand-up comedians like Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Patrice O’Neal, and Bill Burr. In addition, Shane has written for Comedy Central’s Delco Proper as well as starred in the shows like ‘The Dweck Show’, ‘Tires Etc’, and ‘New Muscle’.
According to reports of The New York Times on 16 September 2019, the SNL has decided that Shane will be not joining the program as a spokesperson for the show, after having conversation with him. Following controversy over resurfaced videos and audio recordings where he has used slur and offensive language. Additionally, Sandra Oh has praised SNL for their decision while SNL ex-members like Rob Schneider has sympathized the artist.
Caption: The stand-up comedian, Shane Gillis.
Shane Gillis: Bio, Family, Career
The comedian was born on 11 December 1987 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, a town just outside Harrisburg. He has not provided information on his parents, siblings, or early years. Regarding his education, he attended Trinity High School in nearby Camp Hill. During high school days, he joined school football team as an offensive tackle. He later went on to join West Chester University from where he graduated in 2006.
Gillis started his comedian career in 2012 performing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Then he participated in Helium Comedy Club’s annual “Philly’s Phunniest” tournament. There he won the third position and also won the next year tournament as well. Since 2016, he has been podcaster ‘Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast’ along with Matt McCusker. Following that, he became a frequent guest on ‘The Bonfire’ and weekly show ‘A Fire One’ on Compound Media.
In 2019, Gillis was named one of Just for Laughs “New Faces” at their yearly comedy festival in Montreal. In the same year, he made headlines when he announced to cast as a new member in ‘Saturday Night Live’. But only after four days he was fired from the show because of his racial slurs and offensive language that resurfaced clips from his podcast, especially on Chinese. Recently, in January 2020, Gillis won the title “2019’s Stand-Up Comedian of the Year” in Theinterrobang’s Sixth Annual Comedy Awards.
Shane Gillis: Personal Life & Wife
Shane has always been secretive of his personal life as well as love life. The comedian isn’t married yet nor in a relationship. Rather than involving in a romantic way, he would prefer to build his career. Further, he mostly has entangled with the controversies and scandals regarding his professional life.
It seems that the public figure is into his career lately, so he has been avoiding the questions on his relationship or love life. Therefore, he successfully has maintained a distance of his personal life away from the media. Going on safe side, he possibly single at the moment and dwelling upon his career.
Shane Gillis: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The well-known comedian of the nation has accumulated a good amount from his career. Though he has not provided information on his annual income the average earning can be exceed $31k per month according to their popularity and work. Therefore, according to sources, he has a net worth estimated at above $500 thousand.
Gillis is active over different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, he has a verified account @shanemgillis with 30.4k followers. He goes by the unverified Twitter account @Shanemgillis with 45.1k followers. He also owns his own website under his name featuring upcoming events and uploaded the episodes of his podcast along with Matt McCusker.
Shane Gillis: Body Measurements
He has a well-maintained body structures with a tall height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 85 kg. Other than this, no information found on his body measurements. He has a hazel brown eyes color with brown hair color.