SNL has just won an Emmy for its great comedy, but not everyone thinks it’s a funny show. Chevy Chase, one of the founding players, believes Saturday Night Live is far from what it once was and slammed it as having the ‘worst f***ing humor in the world’ nowadays.
As fans may know, Chase was once the OG Weekend Update host and also opened all shows during the 1975 season with the iconic line ‘It’s Live from New York, it’s Saturday night.’
As the comedy show enters its 44th season, Chevy Chase has nothing positive to say about it.
During an interview for Washington Post, Chases said: ‘First of all, between you and me, jeez, I do not want to put down Lorne [executive producer Lorne Michaels] or the cast, but I will just say, maybe off the record, I am amazed that Lorne’s gone so low. I just had to watch a little of it, and I couldn’t f***ing believe it.’
The man went on to add: ‘That means a whole generation of sh*theads laughs at the worst f***ing humor in the world. You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse sh*t than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.’
Yikes! He sounds really outraged by the show’s humor today but was it really better before?
Chevy used to portray the at-the-time President Gerald Ford, and his running joke would be him falling down constantly.
That cannot even be compared to the genius of Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump portrayal that won him an Emmy.
But to cut Chevy some slack, it sounds like he only watched bits and pieces of SNL videos and maybe he just stumbled upon something that’s not his type of humor.
Still, his comments were unusually harsh.
He also went on to slam Will Ferrell by saying that he is ‘Just not funny. Makes $25 million a picture.’ Hmm…. Someone seems very jealous!