Chevy Chase slams SNL: ‘Worst f humor in the world’
Chevy Chase slammed “Saturday Night Live” recently, telling The Washington Post that it has “the worst f— humor in the world.” (Getty Images)
Former “Saturday Night Live” star Chevy Chase slammed the late night show and its creator Lorne Michaels in an interview published Wednesday for what he called “the worst f— humor in the world.”
Speaking to The Washington Post , the 74-year-old Chase, one of SNL’s original cast members, said that while he didn’t want to offend Michaels or the show’s current cast, he’s “amazed Lorne has gone so low.”
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“I just couldn’t f— believe it,” Chase said of the current show, set to premiere its 44th season. “That means a whole generation of s—heads laughs at the worst f— humor in the world.”
Lorne Michaels, center, and the cast and crew from “Saturday Night Live” accept the award for outstanding variety sketch series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
“You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse sh– than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts,” Chase told the newspaper.
The “Caddyshack” star, who was featured on the show during its first one and a half seasons, said the show “went downhill” after its first two years on air. “Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess.”
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Chase said Ferrell’s iconic impression of former President George W. Bush was “just not funny. Makes $25 million a picture,” and that while he “liked” Tina Fey, he “didn’t see what all the folderol was about. She was good.”
He did, however, praise former castmembers Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wiig, Gilda Radner, Dana Carvey and Dan Aykroyd.
Chase, who made an appearance at SNL’s 40th Anniversary Special in 2015, won three Emmy Awards for his work on the show.
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Chevy Chase Calls ‘Saturday Night Live’ the ‘Worst F*cking Humor in the World’
Breitbart: Chevy Chase Calls ‘Saturday Night Live’ the ‘Worst F*cking Humor in the World’ Chevy Chase Calls ‘Saturday Night Live’ the ‘Worst F*cking Humor in the World’ Will Heath/NBC via AP, File 20 Sep 2018 Veteran actor and former Saturday Night Live star Chevy Chase ripped into the modern version of the show, describing it as having the “worst fucking humor in the world.” In an interview with the Washington Post, Chase said that he was “amazed” that the show’s creator Lorne Michaels had “gone so low.”
“I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t fucking believe it,” the National Lampoons star said of the long-running NBC show, which is currently approaching its 44th season. “That means a whole generation of shitheads laughs at the worst fucking humor in the world. You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse shit than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.”
“Saturday Night Live” alumni Dan Aykroyd, left, and Chevy Chase joke during taping of the “Dennis Miller Show,” Feb. 28, 1992 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Julie Markes)
Chase, who starred in the popular sketch comedy show’s original cast back in 1975 and won three Emmy Awards for his work, perhaps best known for the Weekend Update segment, argued that the show went downhill after its first two seasons.
“I’d have to say, that after the first two years, it went downhill. Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess. That’s a horrible thing to say,” he explained “But certainly I never had more fun. I really loved it and enjoyed it. I didn’t see the same fun thing happening to the cast the next year.”
It is certainly not the first time that Chase has criticized Saturday Night Live in its modern incarnation.
“I mean it just gets so bad,” he said during a recent appearance on Netflix’s Norm Macdonald Has a Show . “It seems like some guys are out there just to be the guy who says, ‘Live from New York,’ and then does it poorly. Anyway, that’s not nice of me to say, but…fuck ’em.”
The 74-year-old comedian’s most recent appearance on SNL was back in 2015, when he was featured in the show’s 40th Anniversary Special.
In recent years, the show has become increasingly political, often targeting President Donald Trump, Republicans, or other prominent figures within the conservative movement. This view was recently admitted to by cast member Leslie Jones, who indicated it was time to move past “political stuff.”
“There was so much stuff that was happening, there was no way that our show, with the responsibility that we have, would not to cover that stuff,” she said of life under the Trump presidency. “It was just too important. But I do hope that next year will be a lot more funny-funny based stuff, more comedy based stuff instead of a lot of political stuff.”
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Congressman picks today to tell a bad…
The South Carolina Statehouse is seen on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Jeffrey Collins/AP Photo Congressman picks today to tell a bad joke about groping, Supreme Court 09/20/18 04:29 PM By Steve Benen
There’s never a good time for jokes about sexual misconduct toward women, but given the ongoing controversy over Brett Kavanaugh, Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) showed especially poor judgment today.
Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., reportedly mocked the sexual assault allegation dogging Supreme on Thursday, joking that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently accused Abraham Lincoln groped her.
“Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings?” Norman said during his opening remarks of a debate against his Democratic challenger Thursday in South Carolina, according to The Post and Courier. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”
In one dumb joke, the Republican congressman managed to make fun of a woman’s age and make light of sexual assault simultaneously.
“Ralph Norman just proved he may be rich but he doesn’t have any class,” Trav Robertson, the state’s Democratic Party chairman, responded .
It’s tempting to think Norman’s weak attempt at humor may undermine his re-election campaign, but his Democratic rival probably isn’t in a position to capitalize.
Norman, who won a surprisingly competitive congressional special election last summer – South Carolina’s 5th congressional district was represented by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney – will face Archie Parnell in November, setting up a rematch of their June 2017 contest.
The difference is, Parnell’s candidacy has lost its party backing following reports that he physically abused his ex-wife in the 1970s.
In other words, local voters have a choice this year between a candidate with a history of domestic abuse and a congressman who thinks it’s funny to joke about women being sexually assaulted. Explore: