‘Community’s’ Joel McHale, Chevy Chase reunite at Comedy Awards
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It wasn’t quite the ‘Community’ reunion fans were really hoping for it, but it was nice to see anyway. Series stars Joel McHale and Chevy Chase appeared together as presenters at Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards on Saturday.
According to the New York Post, the pair took the stage together and traded a few zingers with each other.
‘When I see Chevy and [me] together, I can only think of one thing — teamwork,’ McHale said. Chase then rested his head on McHale’s shoulder. ‘What an absolute joy it is to work alongside a comic legend. And I know all those pratfalls are because of an inoperable tumor.’
Chase responded that McHale was ‘a brilliant actor who has a horrible eating disorder.’
While it certainly appears there is peace between the two biggest stars on ‘Community,’ there’s no word on the status of Chase’s relationship to series creator Dan Harmon. Last month, Chase and Harmon made headlines when a series of voicemails Chase left for the writer were made public. They included Chase’s complaints about the lack of good material on the show and the behavior of Harmon at the show’s third season wrap party, during which Harmon reportedly led the crowd in a round of cursing out Chase in front of his wife and daughter.
Though tempers flared between Chase and Harmon, McHale joked about the incident with reporters in mid-April, saying, ‘The update is, there are four more voicemails coming out so that will make it a whole series. It will be a book on tape.’
He also said he expected Chase would probably return to the series if it got picked up for a fourth season.
The Comedy Awards will air May 6. The complete list of winners:
Stand-Up Icon Award: Robin Williams
Johnny Carson Award: Don Rickles
Comedy film: ‘Bridesmaids’
Animated comedy film: ‘Rango’
Performance by an actor -- Film: Jean Dujardin, ‘The Artist’
Performance by an actress -- Film: Melissa McCarthy, ‘Bridesmaids’
Comedy director -- Film: Paul Feig, ‘Bridesmaids’
Comedy screenplay: ‘Bridesmaids’
Comedy series: ‘Parks and Recreation’
Sketch/alternative comedy series: ‘Louie’
Animated comedy series: ‘Archer’
Performance by an actor -- TV: Ty Burrell, ‘Modern Family’
Performance by an actress -- TV: Amy Poehler, ‘Parks and Recreation’
Late-night comedy series: ‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’
Comedy writing -- TV: ’30 Rock’
Comedy directing -- TV: ‘Louie’
Comedy special of the year: ‘Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater’
Stand-up tour: Louis C.K.
Club comic: Hannibal Buress
Breakout performer of the year: Donald Glover
Best viral original: ‘Songify This -- Winning -- A Song by Charlie Sheen’
-- Patrick Kevin Day