COMIC-CON 2010: He’s Chevy Chase, dotty comedy legend on ‘Community,’ and you’re not

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Happy to report that Chevy Chase is still keeping it weird. Where the act ends and the real Chevy begins is hard to say.

Chase made the odd eminence grise on the loopy panel for NBC’s sitcom “Community” at the Bayfront Hilton on Saturday afternoon, where producer Dan Harmon and the cast held court before an appreciative throng.

The former “Weekend Update” icon from the ‘70s insisted he was having trouble hearing anything because of the feedback from the speakers. Then he mugged and began speaking a garbled monologue.

“I can’t hear a ... word,” said Chase, who plays a tycoon who made his fortune off moist towelettes. “I’m sorry, what was the question?”


“There is no question,” Harmon interrupted. “If there is, it’s ‘For the love of God, when will it stop?’ ”

Actually, Chase seems to fit in perfectly with a goofy ensemble that seems to thrive on improvisation.

Much of the attention was captured by young costars Donald Glover and Danny Pudi, who told stupendously off-color jokes, rapped expertly and sang the old Linda Ronstadt-James Ingram ballad, “Somewhere Out There.”

“I’m excited by some paintball-ish stuff we’re gonna do in Season 2,” Harmon said in one typically obscure prediction.

-- Scott Collins (@scottcollinsLAT)

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