Bill Burr and Jim Jefferies Weigh In on “SNL” Firing Shane Gillis – Lights Out with David Spade


Uh, you heard…
oh, about this in the monologue. Comedian Shane Gillis got hired
as a new cast member of SNL. They immediately fired him
about jokes he made in the past. As a former member of SNL,
I feel my duty to stay out of the fray
and let you guys comment. (laughter) Well, this is just
cancel culture. The guy
shouldn’t have been fired. It’s just a couple of things
back in his history. We gonna go through
everyone’s history? Or are we going to get rid
of every sketch that SNL has done
that involves race? Like, I remember John Belushi dressing as an Asian man
with a samurai sword. That was the whole sketch. -Or-or maybe…
-That was the whole sketch. -Or maybe we could have…
-Karate chopping bread. What was it, Mike Myers used to
play a Japanese host like this, and if they got
the question wrong, -they had to cut their hand off?
-SPADE: Yeah. And I remember nothing
that you did wrong. (laughs) Yeah. (cheering and applause) -I was smart.
-My thing is… Mine got cut at rehearsal. Did they go back and also try
to look at good things that the person might’ve done or are they just looking
for the bad stuff? Is it– You just scroll through
“Help cat out of a tree.” That’s not it. “Help grandmother
walk across the street.” That’s not it. You know?
“Said something on a podcast.” -There it is. I mean, you could
do that, -Yeah. You know what… you could honestly do that
to anybody. So I don’t get it.
And then I don’t get, if you say something like that,
you can’t work in a sketch show but, like, it’s okay, what,
he can work in a lumberyard? -Yeah. -Yeah.
-You know? He’s certainly gonna meet
more Asians there, right? Than on SNL. That’s–
It’s a joke about how SNL’s not hiring Asians. Jesus Christ,
now I’m in trouble? -Yeah.
-We’re not running for office! When is this gonna (bleep) end? You (bleep) millennials.
You’re a bunch of rats. -All of ya.
-(cheering and applause) None of them care. All they want to do
is get people in trouble. See, see,
isn’t the biggest story that this is the first
Asian cast member they have? -Yeah. -You know what I mean?
Like, ten years, 11 years ago, when I came to America,
I asked to audition for SNL, and the response I got was,
“No, he’s not American.” So, you know, I know all us white people
look the same to you. I think,
when I was younger, on SNL, when you get hired,
the first, uh, move wasn’t to rifle
through your past -to make sure you get fired
right away. -Right. Because people–
the guy that won the Heisman and then, within an hour,
someone’s like, “Well, I went back 15 years
and, guess what, he did something shitty.” -It’s like, “Yeah, we all do.”
-I think, if you go back 15 years
in somebody’s life, someone should then go back
15 years in your life -and then find something.
-(applause) I mean, you’re basically– Hey, we went back and found out
he’s a human being. -He (bleep) up. So, I mean…
-Yeah. I don’t understand.
I don’t know. Whatever.

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