Comedy icon trashes former co-stars, hit TV show he starred on for years


He’s done it again. 

After previously dumping on “Community,” the lauded NBC sitcom he starred on for four seasons, “Saturday Night Live” alum Chevy Chase has trashed the show and his co-stars again.

On the Sept. 25 episode of Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast,” the comedy icon claimed the sitcom was “not funny enough for me.” 

“I honestly felt the show wasn’t funny enough for me, ultimately. I felt a little bit constrained,” Chevy said on the podcast. “Everybody had their bits, and I thought they were all good. It just wasn’t hard-hitting enough for me.”

Keep reading for more of what Chevy really thinks…

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Asked about his “Community” character — curmudgeonly millionaire Pierce Hawthorne — while a guest on Marc Maron’s podcast that aired on Sept. 25, Chevy Chase said, “I didn’t mind the character. I just felt that it was… I felt happier being alone. I just didn’t want to be surrounded by that table, every day, with those people. It was too much.”

“Community” co-starred Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover and Ken Jeong.

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Chevy Chase was also asked about his current relationship with “Community” creator Dan Harmon, with whom he battled during season 3, which led to the showrunner losing his job. Dan was later brought back for the fifth season after season 4 suffered poor reviews. The show was canceled by NBC after season 5 and resurrected for a sixth and final season by Yahoo! Screen. 

Chevy said on the Sept. 25 episode of Marc Maron’s podcast that he doesn’t harbor any negative feelings toward Dan now. “I have no idea if we’re OK,” said Chevy, who admitted he hasn’t seen the former “Community” boss in 13 years. “I’ve never been not OK. He’s kind of a pi****. He’s angry. He called and said he was sorry. I love him now.”

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Chevy Chase was fired from “Community” in late 2012 before season 4 was done shooting. 

Asked on the Sept. 25 episode of Marc Maron’s podcast if he was difficult to work with, Chevy said that from his perspective, “I don’t think people really felt that way. I don’t know what my reputation was among people. I just always assumed I was OK.”

But according to co-stars including Donald Glover, Chevy’s behavior was problematic. In a 2018 story in The New Yorker, Donald said Chevy repeatedly made racist jokes on the “Community” set. 

Said show creator Dan Harmon, “Chevy was the first to realize how immensely gifted Donald was, and the way he expressed his jealousy was to try to throw Donald off. I remember apologizing to Donald after a particularly rough night of Chevy’s non-PC verbiage and Donald said, ‘I don’t even worry about it.'” 


In a 2022 interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” Chevy Chase was asked how he felt about former co-stars claiming he was a “jerk.”

“I guess you’d have to ask them. I don’t give a crap,” he said. “I am who I am. And I like who I am. I don’t care. And it’s part of me that I don’t care. And I’ve thought about that a lot. And I don’t know what to tell you, man. I just don’t care.”

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