Audio of a new Chevy Chase rant has surfaced, in which the Community star works himself into a frenzy on a voicemail complaining to the show’s creator Dan Harmon about his philosophical differences with the NBC comedy — one he calls a “f*cking mediocre sitcom” that “isn’t funny.”
In the rant acquired by Celebuzz, Chevy begins mild-mannered, discussing what he understands to be a comedic miscommunication between he and Harmon.
“The other part of the disconnect is obviously, you don’t get my humor at all, or what it is I do that’s funny, that actually makes people laugh,” Chase says on the tape, as first obtained by Celebuzz. “There are two choices. One is the story line — like everybody gives a sh*t about the f*cking story when they don’t even know who the characters are — or there’s, ‘Make people laugh.’”
Chase continues, “It’s cut down. For what? So people can follow the story line between Joel [McHale] and Gillian [Jacobs]? And about love affairs and kissing? Come on man, you’re missing the f*cking point. This is not my kind of comedy. I thought you hired me for what I can do that’s funny! You’ve got to give me some range.”
Chase builds up to a crescendo in his complaints, reminiscent of a Clark Griswold meltdown from the National Lampoon‘s films of his peak.
“It’s just a f*cking mediocre sitcom!” Chase said. “I want people to laugh and this isn’t funny! It ain’t funny to me because I’m 67-years-old and I’ve been doing this a long time, and I’ve been making a lot of people laugh a lot better than this.”