Last month, comedian Shane Gillis was fired from Saturday Night Live before he even started due to unearthed footage of him saying a racial slur. Is this fair? Has “cancel culture” gotten out of hand, especially in the comedy area, which was always a safe space for pushing boundaries and free speech?
I got Ray Romano‘s input from the International Myeloma Foundation’s 13th Annual Comedy Celebration, a fundraising gala which Ray hosts nearly every year in honor of his Everybody Loves Raymond co-star Peter Boyle. As someone who’s been in the business for years, Ray shares his thoughts and reflects on the different world we’re in now, also remembering his all-time favorite comic who’d probably get “cancelled” today.