Shane Gillis’ Net Worth Forbes: How Much Money Does The Comedian Make and Why Is He So Rich?

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Shane Gillis has been creating comedy content for years but how much does he make? His net worth and salary explored.

Shane Gillis rose to fame as an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, sketch comedy writer, and podcaster.

Shan was born Shane Michael Gillis to Philip and Joan Gillis on 11 December 1987 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He is of white ethnicity. The popular comedian grew up alongside his two sisters, Kait and Sarah.

The comedian attended Trinity High School, where he joined the football team as an attacker. After graduation in 2006, he joined Elon University, where he played for a year. He later joined West Chester University, and after graduation, he left for Spain, where he worked as an English teacher.

Gillis made his comedy debut in 2012 before relocating to Philadelphia, where he won Philly’s Phunniest Person Contest in 2016. The same year he started a podcast with Matt McCusker called Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast. The American podcaster was named Up Next by Comedy Central in 2019 and recognized as a New Face in Montreal at the Just for Laughs comedy festival.

Shane Gillis’s career in comedy has been rocked with some controversies. In 2018, he was fired from Saturday Night Live for his offensive jokes. The comedian, however, got back to comedy and continues to crack jokes on his self-titled comedy special Shane Gillis: Live in Austin.

But, what is known about his finances: how much is his net worth today? Read on for more.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Shane Gillis
Net Worth:$400,000
Profession:Comedian, actor, podcaster
Full Real Name:Shane Michael Gillis
Date of Birth:December 11, 1987 (age 35 years)
Birthplace:Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

What is Shane Gillis’ Net Worth?

For his long years of being active in the entertainment industry, Shane Gillis has accumulated an estimated current net worth of $400,000. Other online platforms estimate his fortune between $1 million and $5 million. Despite this figure being small as compared to other comedians, it is expected to increase in the coming years.

Gillis’ sizable net worth reflects his financial achievements in the world of comedy. 

He is known for his appearances on Comedy Central Radio, Sirius XM, “The Doug Stanhope Podcast,” and a number of other podcasts. Shane is somewhat infamous for his brief experience as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” Unfortunately Shane was fired very soon after his hiring was announced due to the fact that his jokes were too controversial and offensive. In 2021, Gillis bounced back with his comedy special “Shane Gillis: Live in Austin.”

Shane Gillis has an impressive career

Gillis’ stand-up career began in 2012 when he started performing regularly in Harrisburg. In order to seek out greater opportunities, Shane relocated to Pennsylvania and eventually reached the podium at the Philly’s Phunniest tournament in 2015. He then won the tournament in 2016. During this period, Shane was heavily influenced by comedians such as Bill Burr, Norm Macdonald, Dave Chappelle, and Louis CK. In 2016, he also started podcasting for the first time, creating the “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast.” Over the next few years, he frequently appeared on podcasts like “The Bonfire” and started another podcast called “A Fair One.”

In 2019, Comedy Central called on him to perform at Clusterfest. He then earned a spot as a “New Face” at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

Shane was soon announced as one of the new cast members of”Saturday Night Live.” Unfortunately he was dropped almost immediately afterward due to public outcry. This was due to a YouTube clip that showed Gillis using words like “Chink” and homophobic slurs. Shane took to Twitter to apologize, but the creator of “Saturday Night Live” quickly decided to remove him from the cast. Gillis then pushed back, stating that the clips had been taken out of context and that he was misquoted numerous times in various news articles. He then retracted his initial apology.

Despite the fact that this was a major blow to his career, Gillis continues to perform and win critical acclaim. In 2020, he was named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at Theinterrobang’s Sixth Annual Comedy Awards. Gillis then launched the web series “Gilly and Keeves,” which featured a number of notable skits. In 2021, Shane released his first live comedy special, “Shane Gillis: Live in Austin.” The special was released free of charge on YouTube, eventually accumulating over 3 million views. It was also well-received by critics and placed second in official rankings on “The Laugh Button.”

In 2021, Shane increased his notoriety significantly by appearing on “The Joe Rogan Experience.” During his first appearance, he addressed his firing from “SNL,” giving his own personal take on the matter. During his second appearance on the podcast, he joined comic Mark Normand and Ari Shaffir and revealed that he had been on tour with Louis CK. These appearances represented a major step forward for Shane, as the “JRE” podcast is watched by hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide. The podcasts themselves proved to be somewhat controversial, with Joe Rogan stating that gay and transgender people are the “most vicious” champions of transgender culture. The host also stated that “SNL” has a history of stealing material from stand-up comedians.