Day: September 16, 2019

Shane Gillis out at Saturday Night Live before he ever got to make his season 45 debut

Stand-up comedian Shane Gillis became the shortest-ever tenured member of Saturday Night Live‘s cast on Monday, as the NBC series announced it had cut ties with Gillis, mere days after announcing his hiring. From an SNL spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels: “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL. We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as a comedian and his impressive audition for SNL.  We were not aware of his prior remarks that...

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Episode #276: Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who currently writes and produces comedy for Desus and Mero on Showtime. Before that, Gondelman spent five years at HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, earning multiple Emmys and other awards for his work on the writing staff. Much before that, before his comedy career took off, he taught preschool in the Boston area. As a performer, you’ve seen him tell jokes on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Late Night With Seth Meyers, or heard him on one of his three comedy albums. As a writer, his work also has appeared...

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Comedy winners at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys

W. Kamau Bell won another Emmy Award for his CNN program, United Shades of America! Hannah Gadsby and Rachel Bloom both won their first Emmys! Here’s a full list of comedy-related winners from this weekend’s two-night celebration of the Creative Arts Emmys, aka all of the Emmy Awards they didn’t want to include in the live primetime telecast next weekend. Note: You will get to see the edited version of these award winners when FXX broadcasts the Creative Emmy Awards on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM: UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA WITH W. KAMAU...

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