Im Chevy Chase ... and Youre Not by Rena FruchterChevy Chase is a much-loved Hollywood star. His success as a writer and actor on Saturday Night Live in the 70s made him a household name.
It had been a long, hard route to the top for Chevy. Behind the fame lay a childhood riddled with abuse. But his remarkable strength and determination helped him rise above it and find his talent as an actor, writer, comedian, and musician.
Best known for his role in the National Lampoon Vacation series Chevy has starred in some of the greatest comedies of our time. His latest film, Funny Money, received critical acclaim at the Sarasota Film Festival.
Now, for the first time, Chevy speaks openly and candidly about his career, his personal struggle with drugs, his friendship with three American Presidents, and his family life.
Honest, funny and informative, this is the complex and fascinating world of Chevy Chase.
Stars You Didn't Know Were Banned From SNL
10 People Who Got Banned From 'Saturday Night Live'
Chase missed the second and third episodes of the second season, reportedly due to an injury sustained in the first episode. The injury was most likely a fabrication, as Chase could be clearly seen dancing at the end of the episode in which he was supposed to have been injured, which would have been impossible with a groin injury requiring hospitalization. His absences may have been, and in any event proved to be, an opportunity to see how the opening sketch and Weekend Update could function in his absence. He would return for another three episodes, before leaving for good. Chase is notorious for being difficult to others working on the show, an attribute that would eventually earn him a lifetime hosting ban see below.
Saturday Night Live has always sought to push the envelope of what you can and can't do on television. Nevertheless, a few performers throughout the past four decades have gone over the line to such an extent, they were either officially or unofficially permanently banned from ever appearing on the show again. Honestly, though, some of these verdicts should definitely be reconsidered. Here are 10 people who are banned from Saturday Night Live , along with the incidents that led to their banishment from Studio 8H. Martin was banned from SNL 15 years ago this month, and his case is definitely one where the punishment doesn't seem to fit the crime. Martin delivered a very blue routine about women with questionable hygiene that didn't go over well with a lot of viewers and certainly not with series creator Lorne Michaels.
Chevy Chase Admits SNL's Bias
Saturday Night Live , the live comedy sketch show known for its vivacious cast members and ability to see the humor in current events and societal values, has been on air since While the show has been at the center of controversy more than once during its four decade long run, loyal fans return to watch new cast members make them laugh every Saturday night. So what exactly warrants a ban from one of televisions most notoriously inappropriate shows? Read to find out! Unfortunately, he died in at the age of ninety-three. While his career was on the rise, he hosted SNL in for the first, and last, time.