SNL original cast member Chevy Chase wants some press! And he's doing it by being an ass. A new Washington Post interview with Chase, in which he trashes the modern SNL repeatedly.
You will see from his quotes below why the Post said this about him:
THE 74-YEAR-OLD COMEDY STAR IS SOBER AND READY TO WORK. THE PROBLEM IS NOBODY WANTS TO WORK WITH HIM.
“I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low. I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t f*cking believe it”:
“That means a whole generation of sh**heads 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.”
“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. 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.”
But what about Will Ferrell doing George W. Bush?
“Just not funny. Makes $25 million a picture.”
“I liked Tina. I didn’t see what all the folderol was about. She was good.”
How about Kristen Wiig?
“I liked her a lot. She had two things going for her. She had clear-cut chops, and she was pretty, too. But what happened to her? Where did she go?”
“I thought Eddie Murphy was funny. Gumby. I found that funny and people loved that… Stevie Wonder, he did well. [Pause.] It’s not that hard, for Christ’s sake. Your skin’s the same color. You just put on some sunglasses and do this.”