Comedian Shane Gillis resumed hosting "SNL" after his 2019 dismissal due to racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments.

Gillis addressed his firing in his opening monologue, stating that most of the audience likely did not know his identity 

Gillis was fired from his position on the show one week after it was announced that he would be joining the cast for Season 45.  

Gillis expressed his thoughts on being fired through social media, stating that comedians making serious public statements may seem absurd. 

Gillis co-hosted the popular podcast "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast" and starred in a Netflix comedy special titled "Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs." 

Gillis admitted that most of the audience likely did not know who he was. He admitted that most of the audience likely did not know who he was 

The fact that Gillis does not have any content that is appropriate for television was something that he admitted to himself.  

The show has sparked controversy by inviting Gillis, a prominent stand-up comedian and podcaster, to host.