A voicemail Chevy Chase left “Community” creator Dan Harmon somehow ended up on the internet, and by “somehow ended up on the internet” I mean “Dan Harmon leaked it like the little crybaby bitch that he is.” Chevy says in the voicemail:
“The other part of the disconnect is obviously, you don’t get my humor at all, or what it is I do that’s funny, that actually makes people laugh. There are two choices. One is the story line — like everybody gives a shit about the fucking story when they don’t even know who the characters are — or there’s, ‘Make people laugh.’”
“It’s cut down. For what? So people can follow the story line between Joel [McHale] and Gillian [Jacobs]? And about love affairs and kissing? Come on man, you’re missing the fucking point. This is not my kind of comedy. I thought you hired me for what I can do that’s funny! You’ve got to give me some range.”
“It’s just a fucking mediocre sitcom… I want people to laugh and this isn’t funny! It ain’t funny to me because I’m 67-years-old and I’ve been doing this a long time, and I’ve been making a lot of people laugh a lot better than this.”
If you were ever gonna listen to anybody about the finer points of comedy and the subtleties of humor, it’s Chevy fucking Chase. “Fletch” ring a bell? What about “Caddyshack?” “National Lampoon’s Vacation?” Not to mention his pivotal role in making Saturday Night Live a household name. The man’s a comedic legend. Harmon might wanna spend a little less time leaking his voicemails to the media and painting Chevy Chase as some egomaniacal asshole and start actually listening to somebody who knows what will get a laugh and how to salvage a show with a talented cast from tanking because the show’s creator insists on pandering with crappy love interest angles. Hallelujah! Holy shit. Where’s the Tylenol?