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Comedy – 1978 – Chevy Chase – Stand Up Routine


Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and writer….who was born into a prominent New York family,…and worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy…. when he began acting with National Lampoon….after which he became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live….when his recurring Weekend Update segments soon became a staple of the show. As both a performer and writer, he earned three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations.  

Chevy Chase had his first leading film role in the comedy Foul Play (1978)….which earned him two Golden Globe Award nominations. He is further known for his portrayals of Clark W. Griswold in five National Lampoon’s Vacation films and Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher in both Fletch(1985) and Fletch Lives (1989)….while other prominent roles include Caddyshack (1980), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Spies Like Us (1985), Three Amigos (1986), Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Orange County (2002) and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice in 1987 and 1988….and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show (1993)….plus he played the character Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community from 2009 to 2014.

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