Comedian Shane Gillis gets hired by Saturday Night Live for its 45th season, then fired within days, when podcast audio reveals him using racial and ‘homophobic’ slurs. Since recording this video, Variety.com suggests that SNL hired Gillis because he’s conservative to make up for its striking lack of non-Liberal performers. Long-running producer Lorne Michaels apologizes saying Gillis was not subjected to their normal exhaustive vetting process. Gillis issues a “sort of” apology on Twitter in the wake of his Saturday night massacre. Is comedy dead?