"That means a whole generation of shitheads laughs at the worst f-- humor in the world", he continued.
Safe to say that when NBC's Saturday Night Live returns later this month for its 44th season, Chevy Chase won't be watching, or at least not with any enthusiasm. He dismisses Will Ferrell as "just not amusing", and while praising Eddie Murphy's impression of Stevie Wonder, can't help but add: "It's not that hard, for Christ's sake". "Makes $25 million a picture". He liked her, but "didn't see what all the folderol was about".
"First of all, between you and me and a lamppost, jeez, I don't want to put down Lorne or the cast, but I'll just say, maybe off the record, I'm amazed that Lorne [Michaels] has gone so low", Chase said in an interview with the Washington Post, which was not off the record. "A whole generation of s--heads".
Chevy Chase is calling out Saturday Night Live. "Anyway, that's not nice of me to say". Because I was in it? "Where did she go?"
When Chase approached Michaels a few years back about getting on the show again, he says the producer told him, "You're too old".
Speaking of Eddie Murphy, whom Chase stressed "was amusing", he said he didn't actually think much of his widely praised Stevie Wonder impersonation, which is "not that hard, for Christ's sake". It's like denying that I was the guy who made this show really go that first year. It's not that hard, for Christ's sake.
Iconic comedic actor Chevy Chase unloaded this week on the show he helped launch. "You just put on some sunglasses and do this". Carvey, Aykroyd, and Norm Macdonald all praise Chase for having a large heart and being "sweet", which isn't the way that most of the world views the comedian, who admits that he struggles to find work these days. He was the OG Weekend Update host and opened every show of the 1975 season with "Live from NY, it's Saturday night".
"I can't tell you, to be up there, on that stage, doing that stuff", Chase said. You can read the rest of the lengthy article with Chevy Chase over at The Washington Post.