Chevy Chase Says 'Community' Just "Wasn't Funny Enough" for Him

He also called creator Dan Harmon "kind of a pisser"

BY Ben OkazawaPublished Sep 26, 2023

Chevy Chase went on fellow comedian Marc Maron's WTF podcast yesterday (September 25), and, to nobody's surprise, took the opportunity to say something controversial.

His target this time around was his long-running former sitcom, Community.

When Maron asked about his time on the show, Chase said that he tends to forget about the cult classic — even though it ran for six seasons and is due for a movie on Peacock soon (which it's safe to assume Chase will not be involved in). 

"I honestly felt the show wasn't funny enough for me, ultimately. I felt a little bit constrained," he said. "Everybody had their bits, and I thought they were all good, but it just wasn't hard-hitting enough for me."

Creator Dan Harmon, who also worked on Rick and Morty, fired Chase from the show prior to its fifth season in part because he said the N-word on set. It's a pretty universally accepted and reasonable excuse to fire somebody, but it sounds like Chase still harbours some ill will, despite his best efforts to remain nonchalant. 

"I have no idea if we're okay," he said of his relationship with Harmon. "I've never been not okay. He's kind of a pisser."

Listen to the full podcast episode below to hear Chase talk CommunitySaturday Night Live, his relationship with Bill Murray and more.

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