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Chevy Chase Claims John Belushi Stole His Cocaine off ‘SNL’ Stage: “I’m So Glad I Simply Put that Stuff Apart”


Invoice Maher spent an hour with “the icon of icons,” Chevy Chase, for the most recent installment of his Membership Random podcast, and by the sound of it, they appeared to have a rollicking good time.

They spent nearly all of the chat session cracking jokes, matching wits and howling with laughter as comedians are wont to do whereas protecting a slew of topics together with showbiz legends Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson, circumcision, masturbation and why Maher opted to not have youngsters.

Early within the podcast, they mentioned Chase’s work reverse Burt Reynolds in The Final Film Star, the latter’s remaining movie earlier than he died Sept. 6, 2018. “He was truly dying throughout it,” Chase famous of the Adam Rifkin movie. “That’s after I realized what a terrific actor he’s.”

Maher then talked about that Reynolds and Chase share a top quality that he sees in actors like Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling and Cary Grant as they’re abilities who can play in opposition to kind as a result of they’re “the handsome man however you act just like the man who’s not the handsome man, that’s like now you’ve received them coming and going. Warren Beatty did it.”

Invoice Maher poses with Chevy Chase, in a Jesus Farmers T-shirt, through the recording session for Maher’s Membership Random podcast.

Credit score: Chris Case/Courtesy of Membership Maher

The point out of Grant’s title led Chase to recall his look on Tom Snyder’s NBC discuss present Tomorrow in 1980 when he claimed that Grant was homosexual. “[Tom] stated, ‘Individuals say you’re going to be the following Cary Grant,’ and I stated, ‘That’s loopy, there’s no one like Cary Grant and there’ll by no means be one other Cary Grant and I perceive he was a homo,’” Chase tells Maher of the looks, throughout which he additionally stated “what a gal” about Grant. “It was one of many stupidest issues I’ve ever stated.”

It was additionally costly. Grant instantly filed a defamation lawsuit in opposition to Chase for $10 million. The case reportedly settled out of courtroom and whereas neither get together commented on the monetary particulars, studies declare that Chase forked over $1 million.

“By the way in which, I don’t assume Cary was homosexual. Do you assume he was?” Chase provides, questioning Maher about his view of the late legend’s sexuality. Maher has a response: “Cary Grant, I feel was half of…. I’m going to say this, I feel at one time in his life had a dick in his ass. That’s conjecture, however he’s simply too good wanting to not, that’s my idea.”

Later within the chat, they cowl a little bit of Chase’s time on Saturday Evening Stay, name-checking a couple of of his well-known co-stars on the long-lasting sketch comedy sequence. As a result of Chase is starring reverse Dan Aykroyd within the upcoming movie Zombie City, they briefly contact on the latter, somebody Chase calls “the resident genius” of SNL.

“I’m remembering Dan with a portray that he was speaking about, as if he was a museum man or one thing,” Chase remembers. “And he’s discussing the finer factors of the portray. There’s a nude girl in it and he by no means talks about it, however that’s all we’re . It’s simply excellent Dan.”

Chase then segues to talking concerning the late John Belushi, claiming that he stole a vial of his cocaine from the SNL stage.

“I’m simply remembering John and his fucking drug downside however again then, the massive drug was cocaine. Clearly John turned out to be coke head however I had somewhat jar of cocaine with somewhat spoon that hung from it,” he reveals. “Anyway, I had it on the piano of the stage. So I’m simply enjoying the piano, the group isn’t in but, and it’s simply sitting. After I performed just a bit bit, it’s gone. I had no concept how. Clearly I used to be my fingers in the meanwhile that John swooped in and took it. So I instantly stated, ‘Belushi, did you are taking my coke?’ ‘No, what are you speaking about?’”

A month later, he says, “I’m invited to dinner at John and Judy’s condominium and I see my little vial empty and washed, simply sitting on a shelf by the books.” He then says he gave up his behavior: “I’m so glad I simply put that stuff apart.” [In a 2018 profile in The Washington Post, Chase opened up about his past substance use and how he eventually found sobriety.]

Seconds later comes one other severe second of the dialog as Chase explains what occurred when Belushi died from an overdose March 5, 1982.

“That morning, Jayni, my spouse, and I have been in our home and there was knock on the door and I opened the door and there was, it appeared like 12 information individuals,” he says. “‘How do you are feeling concerning the demise of John?’ I didn’t know but, that John Belushi died. It simply shocked me. There I used to be caught with these individuals.… What a horrible factor. And when John Sweet died. John Sweet was not a drug abuser. These have been two of my greatest pals who died that I actually felt terrible about.”

The Chase dialog is now streaming for Membership Random With Invoice Maher subscribers, and shall be accessible broad this Sunday.

Chevy Chase Claims John Belushi Stole His Cocaine off ‘SNL’ Stage: “I’m So Glad I Simply Put that Stuff Apart”

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