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Watch Shane Gillis's SNL Monologue and Sketches from February 24

Gillis delivered a stand-up set for his monologue and unveiled his own Donald Trump impression in his SNL hosting debut. 

By Samantha Vincenty

Stand-up comic Shane Gillis hosted Saturday Night Live on February 24 with musical guest 21 Savage. And, like fellow Season 49 Host Nate Bargatze, Gillis's SNL monologue was a standup set that ran just over eight minutes. 

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"Most of you probably have no idea who I am," Gillis joked at the top of his monologue, before urging them not to Google it. Gillis's comedy set addressed his upbringing—after saying that he looks like a high school football coach, he pointed out his actual volunteer-coach dad in the audience—and the unique Pennsylvania coffeeshop that his sister owns.

Though Gillis said he was "the most nervous I've ever been" during his monologue, you'd never know it from his performance in the subsequent sketches, which included parodies of the LiMu Emo & Doug commercials and Donald Trump's widely-derided new shiny gold sneakers. Gillis unveiled his own Trump impression during the latter, squaring off against James Austin Johnson's spin on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. 

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Watch Shane Gillis's SNL sketches from February 24 below. 

Trump Victory Party Cold Open

Trump Victory Party Cold Open

After Trump's South Carolina primary victory, Senators Marco Rubio (Marcello Hernandez), Tim Scott (Devon Walker), James Risch (Mikey Day), and Lindsey Graham (James Austin Johnson) gather to toast the guy who's insulted and mocked them—who they're endorsing, naturally.

Shane Gillis's Monologue

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Trump Sneakers

Trump Sneakers

In this fake ad for Trump's very real $400 gold kicks, a downwardly mobile man (Gillis) discovers how the shoes make you feel like a winner—whether or not you factually are one. 

Church on Vacation

Church on Vacation

Ego Nwodim shines as a Jamaican pastor in this sketch about an Ohio family that tries a new church while on a trip—where the family's father (Gillis) catches the spirit and slips into a thick patois himself.

Shane Gillis and Sarah Sherman during the Fugliana Sketch on Saturday Night Live Episode 1856

HR Meeting

HR Meeting

Two HR heads (Bowen Yang and Chloe Fineman) have their work cut out for them when their employees test the rules in ways that score points for creativity, at the very least. (Stay til the end for Marcello Hernández's character's "booty khakis"). 

The Floor

The Floor

Michael Longfellow plays Rob Lowe, Host of The Floor—and he leads contestants in a photo I.D. game show that some simply can't handle.

Rock Bottom Kings

Rock Bottom Kings

This gambling app lets you bet on anything, for better or for worse. 

Gump

Gump

1980s high school reunion attendees (Shane Gillis, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, James Austin Johnson) catch up on what their classmate Forrest Gump (Mikey Day)'s been up to. 

They're Listening

They're Listening

Everyone's been haunted by a product they saw on the internet ONCE, only to be served that product in ads forever—including one Green Bay Packers fan (Gillis) with zero self awareness. 

Shane Gillis Is Hosting SNL with Musical Guest 21 Savage

Fugliana