The SNL Band Really Didn’t Look Like They Were Enjoying Shane Gillis’ Monologue…

Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live

Come on, that was funny…

Shane Gillis made his triumphant return to Saturday Night Live this week, four years after being hired as a cast member and then fired just four days later after “insensitive” jokes resurfaced that cost him his spot on the show.

But Gillis has exploded in popularity since losing the SNL gig, and when it was announced that he would be returning to host this week, even people who haven’t watched the show in years had this week’s episode circled on their calendar.

Of course he crushed his monologue, pulling some jokes from his standup while also addressing his firing from the show right out of the gate:

“Yep, I’m here. Most of you probably have no idea who I am. I was actually fired from this show a while ago, don’t look that up. Please.

If you don’t know who I am, please don’t Google that. It’s fine. This is…I don’t know. I probably shouldn’t be up here honestly.”

But the rest of the monologue wasn’t as…politically correct. Gillis included some of his jokes about his cousin with Down Syndrome, and the reaction from the audience was tepid at times. And it wasn’t just the audience that looked seemingly uncomfortable during the monologue.

Many on Twitter noticed that the band members seated behind Gillis, and especially guitarist Maddie Rice, didn’t seem to be enjoying this week’s host:


I mean, come on, it’s ok to laugh.

In case you missed it, here’s the entire monologue.


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock