Pete Davidson Claps Back at Chevy Chase

Pete Davidson might be criminally underused on Saturday Night Live — although that’ll probably change this season with that Ariana Grande boost — but that doesn’t stop him from firing back at Chevy Chase.

Last week, Chase buried SNL to the Washington Post.

“First of all, between you and me and a lamppost, jeez, I don’t want to put down Lorne or the cast, but I’ll just say, maybe off the record, I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low. I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t f—— believe it.

“That means a whole generation of shitheads laughs at the worst f—— humor in the world,” he says. “You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse s**t than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.”

Appearing on The Howard Stern Show (transcript via Page Six), Davidson offered a response.

“He’s a f—king douchebag,” Davidson muttered. “F—k Chevy Chase … he’s just a genuinely bad, racist person and I don’t like him. He’s a putz.

“What has he done since ’83? Nothing,” he added. “He had a big career and then it stopped because everybody realized he’s a jerkoff. He should know more than anybody. It’s disrespectful to Lorne [Michaels] too, a guy who gave you a career. No matter how big you get, you can’t forget what that guy did for you.”

In fairness to Chevy, he did do some things after 1983. Specifically, he was a big part of Community. Before, you know, he went all racist as Donald Glover surpassed him. Also, Three Amigos was good. Otherwise, looking at Chevy’s IMDB page, yeah, his post-1983 career makes Robert De Niro’s post-Meet The Parents career look like Denzel Washington’s entire career.

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4 years ago

“What has he done since ’83?” Fletch. Three Amigos. Spies Like Us. Christmas Vacation. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (worth noting for being a strange John Carpenter film), then a minor drought – Vegas Vacation is fun, then another drought from 1998 to 2009 when he landed the Community gig, but he hasn’t exactly endeared himself with the TV/film world since. Who knows what the quality is of the several projects he’s working on now. In comparison, Davidson will be lucky to have 1/10th the career of Chevy. He may wind up being remembered as little more than Tattooed Dude… Read more »