Shane Gillis - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 31, 2022

Shane Gillis
Profession: Comedian, Podcaster
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $400K

Personal Details

Born on : December 12, 1988 (age 34)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Shane Gillis
Birth Place: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Phil Gillis
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
High School: Trinity High School
University: Temple University
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 82 kg (180.78 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Shane Gillis?

Shane Gillis is a comedian, podcaster by profession, and American by nationality. He became known for being hired to work on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live but was fired before his debut performance when clips from his podcast with racial and homophobic slurs resurfaced.

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Shane Gillis – Bio, Age, Family, Education

Shane Gillis’ birth took place on 12 December 1988 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania United States. His father's name is Phil Gillis while the name of his mother is not known.

Other facts about his early life including his parents, siblings, and childhood are not known to the public.

Education, Ethnicity

He was educated at Trinity High School, where he played football as an offensive tackle. After graduating in 2006, he was selected to play football at United States Military Academy. But he did not complete his higher education and dropped out before completing basic training. Instead, he joined Temple University and obtained a degree in history.

His ethnicity is unknown.

Shane Gillis – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

The personal and romantic life of Gillis is not yet known to the public. Not much is known about his girlfriend and former flames. Currently, he is a single man sans his wife and children.

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Shane Gillis, Matt McCusker (Instagram)

Shane Gillis – Career

Early Career

After graduating from university, Shane Gillis moved to Spain, where he worked briefly as a teacher. In 2012, he began to perform comedy in Harrisburg and later relocated to Philadelphia. While performing at the Good Good Comedy Theatre, he met fellow comedian Matt McCusker.

In July 2019 he was included in Just For Laugh's 2019 new faces.

SNL, Podcast

In 2016, Shane Gillis and Matt McCusker began their own podcast- Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast. He also began a weekly show A Fair One. Following his performance at the 2019 Comedy Central's Clusterfest, Shane Gillis was named "Up Next" comedian by Comedy Central.

The same year he had the opportunity to perform at the Just for Laughs comedy festival where he became a well-known figure. On September 12, 2019, Saturday Night Live (SNL) announced that Shane Gillis would be joining season 45 of the show.

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But just hours later, freelance comedy reporter Seth Simons posted clips from Gillis’ 2018 Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast in which he had made racist and mocking remarks about Chinese people and even ranked comedians by race, gender, and sexual orientation and used homophobic slurs. 

This controversy resulted in Shane Gillis getting fired from SNL before making his SNL debut and also from Good Good Comedy Theatre. Gillis also posted on Twitter saying he is a “comedian who pushes boundaries”, and sometimes he “misses”.


Actor, comedian Rob Schneider defends comedian Shane Gillis after SNL firing



Over the years he has worked with famous comedians- Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, and Tommy Pope.

SNL had cast Gillis alongside Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang after actress and comedian Leslie Jones departed from the show.

Shane Gillis – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $400k while details of his annual salary is still under review and will soon be updated.

Shane Gillis – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Shane Gillis is active on Instagram, and Twitter with thousands of followers but is absent on Facebook. He has an official website-

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