10 of the Meanest Burns About Chevy Chase (Non-Celebrity Roast Edition)

10 of the Meanest Burns About Chevy Chase (Non-Celebrity Roast Edition)

Compiling a list of meanest burns about most celebrities typically involves digging through the Comedy Central Roast archives to find the zingiest one-liners and most cutting insults. But when it comes to professional dickwad Chevy Chase (who has been the subject of at least two celebrity roasts), it’s not necessary. Chase has angered so many people over the years that old co-workers and acquaintances are willing to bash him for free. 

Here are 10 of our insulting favorites…

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Medium talent!’ — Bill Murray

To a guy with a frail ego, this might be the most vicious insult on the list. It was hurled at Chase in 1978, moments before he went on live TV to deliver an SNL monologue. Oh, and he’d just had an actual fistfight with Murray. Animal House director John Landis witnessed the brawl, and “I thought, ‘Ooh boy, that’s funny.’ In anger he says ‘medium talent.’ That really impressed me. I went, ‘So, Bill Murray — wow, who is that guy?’”

‘Chevy Chase couldn’t ad-lib a fart after a baked-bean dinner — Johnny Carson

After Chase told reporters he wouldn’t want Carson’s job (“Id never be tied down for five years interviewing TV personalities”), Carson fired back on his opinion of Chase’s medium talents. 

‘I know I need to work but I can’t do it with this guy — director Christopher Columbus

Columbus really needed a job, and John Hughes hired him to direct National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. But one pre-filming dinner was enough for Columbus to quit: “Chevy treated me like dirt.”

‘He was a monster — Terry Sweeney

“Chevy turned to me, and he said, ‘Oh, you’re the gay guy, right?’” Sweeney remembers in the book Live From New York. “And he goes, ‘I’ve got an idea for a sketch for you. How about we say you have AIDS and we weigh you every week?’”

‘(Chase thinks he) invented every funny thing that ever happened in the history of not just comedy, but also the known world’ — Kevin Smith

After enduring a single meeting, Smith believes he dodged a bullet by not working with Chase on a Fletch sequel: You ever sat down with somebody who claimed responsibility for stuff he did and didnt do? Its really off-putting.

Hes a fucking douchebag. Fuck Chevy Chase. I hate that dude. Hes just a genuinely bad, racist person’ — Pete Davidson

Davidson talked to Howard Stern about Chase and didn’t hold back. 

He has a reputation for being a dick. That reputation is earned’ — Dino Stamatopoulos

In addition to playing Starburns, Stamatopoulos was a writer on Community. On an episode of WTF with Marc Maron, he demonstrated that he enjoyed working with Chase just as much as everybody else on that show. 

‘He shall not be named who needs to be killed. No, no, no, that’s terrible. He needs to be set on fire John Carpenter

Director Carpenter worked with Chase on Memoirs of an Invisible Man and aired his grievances to Variety. He didn’t name names and didn’t need to when referring to an actor who could “burn in hell for all eternity.”

‘Fuck you, Chevy’ — Dan Harmon

Okay, not really a burn, but it gets the point across. 

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