Shane Gillis is an American stand-up comedian, podcaster, and radio broadcaster, best known for his appearances on different podcasts such as “The Dough Stanhope Podcast”, at Sirius XM and Comedy Central Radio. Also, he was a cast member of the “Saturday Night Live” show for a short period of time. As his jokes were too offensive and controversial, he was fired soon after his hiring. But Shane Gillis made a comeback with his comedy special “Shane Gillis: Live in Austin” in 2021.
What is Shane Gillis’ net worth?
The American comedian, podcaster, and YouTuber, Shane Gillis has a net worth of $400,000 at the time this article is written.
Childhood and teenage years
Shane Gillis was born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on December 11th, 1987. He grew up in the suburbs of Harrisburg and during high school he played football as an offensive tackle. In 2009 Shane graduated from Trinity High School and after that, he attended West Chester University.
Shane Gillis started his stand-up career in 2012 when he began to perform constantly in Harrisburg. He moved to Pennsylvania to seek out better opportunities. In 2015 he was on the stage at Philly’s Phunniest Tournament and one year later, in 2016, he won this tournament. During that period of time, Shane was greatly influenced by comedians like Louis CK, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, and Norm Macdonald.
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Shane began podcasting for the first time in 2016 by creating the “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast”. In the following years, he created another podcast named “A Fair One” and periodically appeared on other podcasts such as “The Bonfire”.
In 2019, Shane Gillis was called by Comedy Central to perform at Clusterfest. Then he won a spot at the “Just for Laughs” festival in Montreal as a “New Face”.
Shane’s comedic style has been described as being friendly, but this approach helps to distract the public while he tells self-deprecating sex jokes and presents a notable social insight.
Saturday Night Live
In September 2019, Shane Gillis was hired as a cast member of the “Saturday Night Live” show, but unfortunately, he was fired almost immediately because of the public outcry. It was caused by one of his YouTube videos where he used homophobic slurs and words such as “Chink”.
Even though Shane apologized on Twitter, the creator of “Saturday Night Live” decided to fire him. Then, Gillis defended himself saying that the videos had been taken out of context and that he was misquoted several times in different news articles. So, Gillis retracted his first apology.
Success after Saturday Night Live
Shane Gillis continued to perform and earn critical acclaim; despite the fact that the SNL experience was a downturn in his career. Gillis was named the Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at Theinterrobang’s Sixth Annual Comedy Awards in 2020. Then he launched the web series called “Gilly and Keeves”, which features some remarkable skits.
The comedian launched his first live comedy special called “Shane Gillis: Live in Austin” in 2021. It was released on YouTube, free of charge, and, eventually, reached more than three million views. Also, it was well-received by critics and gained second place in official rankings on “The Laugh Button”.
Shane’s notoriety increased significantly in 2021 after he appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience”. During the first appearance, Shane Gillis opened up about being fired from “Saturday Night Live”, presenting his own personal opinion on the subject.
At the second appearance on the podcast, Shane joined Ari Shaffir and Mark Normand and said that he had been touring with Louis CK. As “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast is watched by hundreds of millions of viewers all over the world, these appearances helped Shane to make a major step forward.
These podcasts themselves have proven to be somehow controversial as Joe Rogan said that transgender and gay individuals are the “most vicious” champions of transgender culture. Also, the host said that “Saturday Night Live” is known for stealing the stand-up comedians’ work.
Shane Gilles prefers to keep his personal life a secret and he never made any information public regarding his relationship status. However, according to some social media outlets Shane is married. According to other sources, he is not even dating anyone and is single. Also, there is no information about his previous romantic relationships.