Shane Gillis Stars in NetflixComedy'Tires' Premiering May 23

Netflix unveils trailer for comedy series "Tires" starring Shane Gillis, premiering May 23, 2024. The show follows Gillis as a mischievous auto repair shop employee trying to rescue the business.

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Shane Gillis Stars in NetflixComedy'Tires' Premiering May 23

Shane Gillis Stars in NetflixComedy'Tires' Premiering May 23

Netflix has unveiled the first look trailer for a new comedy series titled 'Tires', starring comedian Shane Gillis in the lead role as "Shane". The six-episode scripted show, set to premiere on May 23, 2024, follows Will (played by Steven Gerben), the nervous and unqualified heir to an auto repair chain, as he attempts to turn his father's business around despite constant torture from his cousin and now employee, Shane.

The trailer showcases Shane's antics at Valley Forge Automotive Center, including day drinking on the job, hanging up on customers, and causing chaos at the workplace. Despite his goofing off, Shane tries to rescue the company, which includes a bikini car wash fundraiser. "We can sit in here and sulk in the dark, or we can crawl our asses out in the sun and sell some fucking tires!" Gillis declares in the trailer.

'Tires' was co-created by Gillis along with Steven Gerben and John McKeever, who also serves as the series director. Gillis and McKeever, who form one half of the sketch comedy duo Gilly and Keeves, hold the title of writer and executive producer alongside Gerben, Brandon James, Brian Stern, Kenneth Slotnick, and Becky Astphan. The series also stars Chris O'Connor, Kilah Fox, Stavros Halkias, and features guest appearances by Andrew Schulz.

The show was independently produced by Gillis and McKeever's production company Dad Sick and acquired by Netflix in February 2024. As part of the deal, Netflix will also produce a new stand-up special from Gillis, following the success of his 2023 special "Beautiful Dogs". Despite his awkward rise to fame, which included being hired and quickly fired by Saturday Night Live in 2019 after clips of him using racial slurs on his podcast resurfaced, Gillis has become one of the biggest names in comedy in recent years.

Gillis' podcast with Matt McCusker, "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast," boasts more paid subscribers on Patreon than any other creator. In February 2024, Gillis was invited back to Studio 8H to host SNL, where he joked about his previous firing. With the premiere of 'Tires' and a second Netflix stand-up special on the horizon, Shane Gillis continues his meteoric rise in the comedy world, cementing his status as a major player in the industry.