Shane Gillis's views are all over the place after his SNL return  

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Stand-up comedian Shane Gillis opened the old jar of misfires seconds into his debut Saturday Night Live opening monologue, over five years after he was booted from the show for using racist and homophobic obscenities on his podcast.  

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 “I was actually - fired from this show a while ago. But, you know. Don't look that up, please. If you don't know who I am, please don't Google that," began the comic.

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Taking a humorous shot at the debate, he said that considering the character's verbally violent caricature that has persisted, it would have made sense for him to have become a high school football coach.   

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Gillis said, "I thought that was going to be a big hit here," following an initial joke. Strangely enough, that also served as the impetus for Shane Gillis' SNL comeback.  

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He soon changed directions to establish the humorous tone, fast straying from the contentious blowback that led to his dismissal from the show.  

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He stutters at various points, as if he's afraid of being interrupted again, but he then continues in his self-aware, self-deprecating manner, saying, "Look, I don't have any material that can be on TV, all right?"  

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Similar to his mention to the situation in his 2023 Netflix special, Beautiful Dogs, he played on well-known notes when he said that some of the happiest individuals he knows are those with Down syndrome, some of whom are his cousins.  

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In stark contrast to what his fan base may be used to, the content has been toned down.   

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However, those who are unfamiliar with him may be perplexed as to why, in the weeks leading up to his final reintroduction to the show, his name was prominently featured in SNL news.   

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The Shane Gillis SNL reviews floating around the internet are obviously a mixed bag of ambiguity.  

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