AceShowbiz - Previously, "Saturday Night Live" alum Chevy Chase blasted the show in a recent interview, dubbing the Emmy-winning comedy "the worst f***ing humor in the world." It was such unexpected negative remarks from him as he was a founding member of "SNL". Now, another "SNL" alum has weighed in on the comment.
Taran Killam offers an unbiased opinion about the whole drama, admitting that he both agrees and disagrees with what Chase said about the current edition of the NBC long-running show. "It's at best uneven," Killam, who was on the show for 6 years until 2016, said to Fox News at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 22.
He continued saying, "I think for comedy to stay important and relevant it needs to evolve and it needs to change over time, so I certainly understand if the comedy that [Chase has] been watching since he left is not to his liking, but I certainly don't disagree that it hasn't been as good since the first two seasons or that first one season he was on because I own that box DVD set."
"The tricky thing about 'SNL' is, unless you participate in it, it's really hard to explain how difficult, and complicated, and chaotic the process can be," Killam added. "But as soon as you're on the inside, you understand how miraculous it is that the show even gets put together and airs on time. So, I give the show all the credit in the world for trying to adapt and change.… I think any show that’s been on for 44 seasons now and still has people tuning in is probably doing more things right than wrong."
Previously, Chase claimed that the show went downhill after its first two years. "Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess. That's a horrible thing to say. But certainly I never had more fun. I really loved it and enjoyed it. I didn't see the same fun thing happening to the cast the next year," he explained.
Chase went on doubling down his criticism by calling out famous vets that he didn't think funny. Dubbing Will Ferrell not funny, he said that he didn't see "what all the folderol was about" when it comes to Tina Fey. However, he sang the praises for some of "SNL" alums including Kristen Wiig, Eddie Murphy, Dana Carvey, Gilda Radner and Dan Aykroyd.
Season 44 of "Saturday Night Live" is set to premiere on September 29 on NBC.