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Chevy Chase Says ‘Saturday Night Live’ Has the ‘Worst Humor’

An original cast member of the satirical show recently turned on it and revealed he is 'amazed' producer Lorne Michaels goes so 'low'

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Former “Saturday Night Live” star Chevy Chase is no fan of the show today.

In an interview with The Washington Post published on Wednesday, the actor said the modern version of “SNL” has “the worst f***ing humor in the world.”

Chase, 74, said he was hesitant to offend producer Lorne Michaels and the current cast, but he was shocked at the direction the show has taken recently.

The “Vacation” star said he was “amazed Lorne has gone so low.”

“I just couldn’t f***ing believe it,” he said. “That means a whole generation of s***heads laughs at the worst f***ing humor in the world.”

He continued, “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.”

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Chase, who was part of the show’s original cast, said it has been slipping in quality since the end of its second season — Chase was on the show for a season and a half.

“Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess,” he said.

While Chase did not specifically cite the show’s increasing political bent as a reason for his criticism, he did target a past cast member who had relied on political humor.

He said Will Ferrell’s famous George W. Bush impersonation was “just not funny.”

Chase did go on to praise some former cast members, including Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wiig, Gilda Radner and Dana Carvey.

“Saturday Night Live” has become an increasingly controversial show as it focuses more and more of its attention on President Donald Trump and his administration. It has gone so far Left that most conservatives seem to be abandoning ship.

Chase is not the only former cast member to criticize the current version of “SNL.” Rob Schneider also criticized the show and its heavy reliance on Alec Baldwin’s nasty impersonation of President Donald Trump.

“It’s not that he’s [Baldwin] not a talented performer,” the comedian told LifeZette in an interview. “I would say he was the most talented host when I was there.”

He continued, “If you read his Twitter feed, if you know how he feels politically — the joke’s given away. There’s no surprise.”

Chase last appeared in “SNL’ in 2015, and he won three Emmy Awards for his work on the show.

“Saturday Night Live” will debut its new season on September 29.

Check out a Chevy Chase skit from his time on “Saturday Night Live” below:

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