‘Saturday Night Live’ star Taran Killam responds to Chevy Chase’s negative comments about the show

Taran Killam, seen here at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, weighed in on “SNL” and co-ex-cast-member Chevy Chase.

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Taran Killam agree with some of Chevy Chase’s recent comments about “Saturday Night Live.”

“I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion,” Killam, who played on ‘ SNL ‘ from 2010 to 2016, told Fox News backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday.

He continued: “I think that for a comedy to remain important and relevant is to continue to grow and the needs change in time, so I certainly understand if the comedy that he is in the holes because he left is not to his liking, but I’m not agree that it is still not as good as the first two seasons, or that first season he was on because I was in that box DVD set.”

Adds Killam: “It is at best mediocre.”

Last week, Chase hit the late night show and its creator Lorne Michaels for what he called “the worst f— humor in the world.”

Speaking of The Washington Post for an interivew published Wednesday, the 74-year-old Chase, one of SNL’s original cast members, has said that he does not want to offend Michaels or the show of the current cast, he “surprised Lorne has gone so low.”



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“I just couldn’t f—— believe it,” Chase said of the current show, set to premiere of its 44th season. “That means that a whole generation of the s—heads laughing at the worst f—— humor in the world.”

He continued, “You know what I mean? How would you dare to give to the generation of worse sh– than they already have in their life? It just drives me crazy.”

The “Caddyshack” actor, who was seen as the biggest “SNL” star during the first one and a half seasons, said the show “went downhill” after the first two years on the air. “Why did I say that? Since I am in? I think.”

When asked if there was anything “SNL” could do otherwise, to live, to those first few seasons, Killam, 36, explained that it is “difficult.”

“The tricky thing about ‘SNL’ is, unless you participate in, it is really hard to explain how difficult and complicated and chaotic the process can be… but once you get inside, you understand how miraculous it is that the show will even get together and start on time. So, I give the show all the credit in the world to try to adapt and change… I think that every show we for 44 seasons and now there are still people that tuning is probably doing more things right than wrong.”

For Killam, who is now starring in the TV show “Single Parents” would ever return to the comedy series? “If I were invited, it would be nice to go back and my friends.”

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.

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