Shane Gillis, the comic who was recently rejected as a "Saturday Night Live" cast member after offensive material of his resurfaced, reportedly joked about President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE being assassinated during his first stand-up show since he lost the job.
"I will say this: Of all the presidents I've been alive for, Trump would definitely be the funniest one to see get shot,” Gillis said during his stand-up set at The Stand comedy club Wednesday night in New York, according to USA Today. “Like, without a doubt, that'd be funny.”
Gillis continued: “I’m not asking for that; I don't want that to happen, but it would be funny to see. He'd be on stage talking … the shooter would be coming at him, and he'd be like, 'Sit down.' He'd definitely make a funny noise when he got hit. … It would be funny."
The comedian added that he’s “fine” with his "SNL" rejection, though he's been trying to stay off Twitter.
“As soon as they decide you're a bad guy, you're just alt-right now or something," Gillis said.
NBC's legendary comedy show announced last week that it decided not to hire Gillis after a video clip of the comedian using a racial slur against Asian people and making other offensive comments on a since-deleted podcast resurfaced soon after it was first announced that he would be joining "SNL" for its 45th season.
Gillis also said that “Muslim heaven” is “the best,” and that “You gotta spill blood, you gotta praise Allah by spilling blood,” in addition to making anti-gay comments.
“I’m a comedian who pushes boundaries," Gillis said last week in response to backlash over the comments. "I’m happy to apologize to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said. My intention is never to hurt anyone but I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks."
On Wednesday night, he sounded a defiant note.
"Everybody's like, 'You can't say [expletive] and not expect consequences,' " Gillis said. "I'm fine with the consequences — that's it, I'm not arguing. But I do want everyone to know that I have been reading every one of my death threats in an Asian accent."