SNL Finally Added An Asian-American Cast Member For Season 45

Brenda Watkins
September 13, 2019

Change is a constant at SNL, which is helmed by Canadian executive producer Lorne Michaels. "Let the f*cking ch*nks live there". The video has been removed from Youtube, but clips still exist on Simons' Twitter. Later in the conversation, apparently recorded in 2018, Gillis says their talk was "nice racism, good racism".

Stand-up comic Shane Gills is heard saying "Chinatown's f*cking nuts", on the YouTube video, called Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast. Gillis has not commented on social media yet.

In addition to hilariously impersonating public figures including Elizabeth Holmes, Timothée Chalamet and Lindsay Lohan for her almost 65,000 Instagram followers, Chloe Fineman is a veteran of The Groundlings, a Los Angeles-based improv and sketch comedy troupe which counts Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig among its alumni, and she was named a New Face at the 2018 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Scuttling of the near-certain Afghan peace accord
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Al Jazeera the United States would suffer the consequences of axing the talks. It was the first incident since President Trump abruptly announced that the USA peace talks with the Taliban were off.

Representatives for Gillis and NBC did not immediately reply to Variety's request for comment.

The video surfaced on the same day that the venerable NBC sketch show drew praise for its casting of gay Asian American comedian Bowen Yang.

So far, Saturday Night Live has only announced one cast departure for the new season. It had been speculated at that time that Kate McKinnon would also be leaving the show, but she is poised to return when "SNL" begins its new season on September 28 with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish.

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