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I Saw My Favorite SNL Cast Member in Person: Chevy Chase Q&A/Christmas Vacation Screening

I went to Columbus to see National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on the big screen.
Why you may ask?
Because Chevy Chase himself was there to do a live Q&A afterwards.
The movie is still really funny, and when he came out to talk, he had a lot of stories about that movie, Randy Quaid (he imitated his voice and yes he said “shitter’s full!”), John Candy, John Belushi, Bill Murray and his brother Bryan, who he said is even funnier, Rodney Dangerfield (he quoted Rodney saying “I see a lot of boys. Where are the blowjobs?” Funny.), Fletch, Caddyshack, even Memoirs Of An Invisible Man, as well as SNL stories.
Most of the questions were submitted by audience members before the event.
There were a few hecklers but he handled them well.
It was great to see him in person.
He will always be my favorite cast member of SNL.
For those who may not know, he was initially hired just as the head writer, but when he came up with “Weekend Update” Lorne Michaels made him a cast member of the “Not Ready For Primetime Players”.
He is also a musician who can sing in perfect pitch, plays drums and piano.
He said he used to hang out with famous jazz musicians Bill Evans and Thelonius Monk.
He also played with future Steely Dan founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker (RIP).
He said he’s working on a new Fletch script and his autobiography.
Fun night.
My last event until at least February or March.
Great end to a mostly great year.

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