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Chevy Chase during ART FOR LIFE Benefit - July 24, 2004 at East Hampton Estate in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Saturday Night Live” alum Chevy Chase went scorched earth on the current state of the longstanding comedy show. Like many of us, the original cast member doesn’t think the show is funny anymore. Chase was rather dramatic and forceful in speaking about the show’s current failures.

The show has changed much over the years. It used to be something we looked forward to watching, particularly when we couldn’t afford to go out on a Saturday night. Laughter can be the best medicine to a stressful week and SNL provided that.

Today, the humor is often served up with a left-wing agenda and frankly, it’s just not as funny. To say Chevy Chase agrees is an understatement. He recently said that the blame ultimately lays at the feet of producer Lorne Michaels, who Chase is surprised isn’t embarrassed about the state of the show.

“I don’t want to put down Lorne or the cast, but I’ll just say … I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low. I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t f—— believe it,” Chase told the Washington Post. “That means a whole generation of s—heads laughs at the worst f—— humor in the world. You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse s— than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.”

Chase took digs at specific cast members of past seasons. He was rather harsh about his opinion of Will Ferrell and didn’t believe Farrell is worth the price he demands. “Just not funny. Makes $25 million a picture,” the SNL alum grumbled.

He also was not very complimentary of Eddie Murphy. Specifically, Chase wasn’t impressed with Murphy’s Stevie Wonder impression. He said, “not that hard, for Christ’s sake. Your skin’s the same color. You just put on some sunglasses and do this.” I’m sure that got a lot of touchy liberals heated and ready to fire off on Twitter!

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SNL was incredibly funny when Chevy Chase was a regular. There will never be another cast like those first few seasons. John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Gilda Ratner, and Chevy Chase had us laughing until we cried. While they did cover politics, it was from a humorous angle rather than divisive, hateful mockery.

Video of Chevy Chase as the Weekend Update anchor is below.

Chevy Chase hasn’t returned to the show as a host since 1997. It’s been twenty long years and Chase says Lorne Michaels doesn’t want him to return for a very hostile reason – his age. Allegedly, Michaels told Chase that he is “too old” to return to the show in which he was a cast member during the first two seasons. Perhaps that is what is spawning these comments from Chase. Regardless, at their core, Lorne’s comments are yet another example of liberal hypocrisy as not hiring someone because of age is about as politically incorrect as it gets!

Source: People

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