Thursday, 15 November 2018

Former Saturday Night Live star Chevy Chase rips into ‘not funny’ show

Former Saturday Night Live star Chevy Chase rips into ‘not funny’ show
20 Sep

CHEVY Chase, one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, is no longer a fan of the show.

The 74-year-old actor slammed its creator, Lorne Michaels, over the lack of quality comedy on the late-night sketch show in a recent interview with The Washington Post .

“I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low,” Chase said. “I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t f***ing believe it. That means a whole generation of s**theads laughs at the worst f***ing humor in the world. You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse s**t than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.”

He also took a swipe at SNL alums including Will Ferrell, calling the actor known for his George W. Bush impressions overrated.

“Just not funny,” he said. “Makes $25 million a picture.”

Chase also admitted he’s unimpressed by several other stars, including Tina Fey, who left the show in 2006.

“I liked Tina,” he said. “I didn’t see what all the folderol was about. She was good.”

The actor also expressed disappointment with Kristen Wiig, who bid farewell to the show in 2012.

“She had two things going for her,” Chase said of the Bridesmaids star. “She had clear-cut chops, and she was pretty, too. But what happened to her? Where did she go?”

During his time on the show, Chase became known for his Weekend Update segment and won two Emmys for his work. He left the show in 1976.

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But despite his criticisms of SNL, Chase would come back in a heartbeat. He made an appearance at the show’s 40th-anniversary special in 2015.

“I can’t tell you, to be up there, on that stage, doing that stuff,” Chase said. “I’ll tell you, I’d do it again in a minute.”

This story originally appeared in the NY Post and has been republished here with permission.



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