NBC cuts Shane Gillis from ‘SNL’

It turns out ’ tenure as an almost cast member of ’s “Saturday Night Live” was just one Saturday long — and the show hasn’t even debuted for the season.

  • On Sept. 12, 2019, NBC announced it was adding Gillis, Chloe Fineman and to its cast.
  • Then, racist videos of Gillis making fun of Asians surfaced — but have mostly since been deleted.
  • After a weekend of controversy, NBC announced it was has parted ways with Gillis and he won’t be be part of the show when it returns Sept. 29, 2019.
  • Yang, meanwhile, was trumpeted as the show’s first Asian American cast member.
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