Chevy Chase: Doing 'Community' Was a Mistake
It’s no secret Chevy Chase is the trouble maker of the “Community” set. In an interview with Huff Post UK, Chase opens up about his regrets about show, about switching from movies to television, and about not thinking Louis C.K. is funny.
On deciding to get back into television:
“It was a big mistake! I saw this pilot script, thought that it was funny, and I went into the room where they were casting and said, ‘I would love to play this guy.’ Then they mulled it over. Then they hired me and I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want.”
On whether or not he enjoys working in television:
“Well, what else have I done, besides a lot of movies? I prefer movies because the money is better and certainly because you really know where you stand when you are making movies… The hours in this kind of show are not commensurate with the actual produce. The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television. That’s my feeling about it.”
On the possibility of writing for the show:
“For this one? As I said, it's completely different. That kind of show that I wrote for... allows you to do so much more than you can ever do in a sitcom. I don't know much about how I would change the situation comedy world, but it is exactly what it says: it's situation comedy, and the situation can get old…None of that really interests me. What interests me is being alive and being with friends that I care about and being as creative as I can given circumstances.”
"Yes, I've seen Louis C.K. I wouldn't in any way make a degrading remark about Louis C.K., but the question is do I think anyone is funny? And the answer is not too many people. He might fit right in there."