Chevy Chase Slams 'Saturday Night Live': "Worst F—king Humor in the World"

The 74-year-old 'SNL' vet didn't mince words while talking about the show in a new interview with The Washington Post.

Chevy Chase, one of Saturday Night Live's original stars, takes aim at Lorne Michaels' long-running NBC comedy series in a new interview with The Washington Post.

Chase, who was part of SNL's 1975 cast, said that in 2018, the show boasts the "worst fucking humor in the world."

"I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low. I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t fucking believe it," he said of the late-night sketch series, which is approaching its 44th season and currently features Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon, among other comedians. "That means a whole generation of shitheads laughs at the worst fucking humor in the world. You know what I mean?"

Added Chase: "How could you dare give that generation worse shit than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts."

But the SNL alum also noted that he thought the show started to suffer after its first two years on air. "I’d have to say, that after the first two years, it went downhill. Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess. That’s a horrible thing to say," Chase said, insisting that he enjoyed his time on the series. "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."

According to the Post, Chase's comments about SNL were made when he seemed to think he was speaking off the record, even though a microphone sat in front of him. NBC had no comment when contacted by The Hollywood Reporter

This isn't the first time Chase — who originated SNL's iconic "Weekend Update" segment — has criticized the show. During a recent appearance on Norm Macdonald Has a Show, the National Lampoon's Vacation star lambasted the cast's delivery of "Live from New York, it's Saturday night!"

"I mean it just gets so bad," he said. "It seems like some guys are out there just to be the guy who says, ‘Live from New York,’ and then does it poorly. Anyway, that’s not nice of me to say, but…fuck ’em."

Despite his negative feelings for the current state of the show, Chase participated in SNL's 40th anniversary special in 2015, where he shared sweet sentiments about working with co-stars John Belushi and Gildna Radner, among others. "Oh, God, it was fun," the actor said. "I’ll tell you, I’d do it again in a minute."

Chase's interview with The Washington Post was published on Wednesday, two days after the Michaels-produced Emmys were hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, SNL's co-head writers and "Weekend Update" anchors.