This A+ list television producer who is known for one monster iconic hit network show all of you know refuses to hire anyone on camera he knows is openly gay.
He was ticked when he found out after the fact about one person.
Lorne Michaels – Saturday Night Live
Comedian James Adomian: SNL Has a Problem With Casting Gay Men
There hasn’t been an out gay male full-fledged cast member on SNL since Terry Sweeney became the first and only one more than 30 years ago. He only lasted one season, from 1985-1986, and has since been more or less lost to history. It was another 26 years before the show brought on its next out cast member, current star Kate McKinnon. In 2016, Chris Kelly became the first openly gay co-head writer (along with Sara Schneider) in SNL’s history, but they left to create a new show for Comedy Central the following year.
“It would be nice if they put a gay man on camera on that show,” Adomian tells me over lattes in the lobby of his hotel in Austin. “I’ve been out of the closet the whole time since I auditioned 13 years ago. You would think that they would have tried to put someone else on that was a gay man. It’s about time.”
SNL declined to comment for this piece on the record. However, a source with knowledge of the situation says Adomian auditioned several times but the show decided his comedy wasn’t the right fit.
Jake Weisman, a young comedian who co-created and co-stars in the Comedy Central series Corporate, recently told me he knows exactly why someone as talented as Adomian never got hired by SNL.
“Because he’s gay,” Weisman said matter-of-factly. “Because they’re bigoted.” When I suggest that might not be the case in 2018, he replied, “I mean, the guy at the top’s the same, people are just calling it out more.” – Source