Chevy Chase used to be one of the funniest men in America. But like a lot of other funny people, people like Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams, something weird happened to him in the nineties — he became sanitized; he became… unfunny. It was as though someone had put a gag order on his humor. Was it booze? Drugs? A misanthropic studio executive? A virulent producer? A relentless lawyer? A jilted lover? Or was it Chevy Chase himself, the same Chevy Chase that made Clark Griswald and Fletch inextricably part of the pop-culture zeitgeist?
Remember The Chevy Chase Show, Chevy’s attempt at doing a David Letterman? Didn’t think so. But Hollywood hasn’t forgotten, just as some of us haven’t forgotten how funny Chevy used to be.
Get the whole story in part two of CHASING CHEVY>>>
Posted on November 20, 2001 in Features by Matt Holcomb
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