Joel McHale Rips On Chevy Chase’s ‘Community’ Rant: ‘Come On, You Wuss, Leave Me a Message’

Chevy Caught On Tape
Chevy gets in altercation with 'Community' producer.
Joel McHale is making light of the situation between his Community costar Chevy Chase and the show’s creator Dan Harmon. While co-hosting Live! With Kelly on Thursday morning, the actor chose to address the second profanity-ridden audio recording (obtained exclusively by Celebuzz) by making a joke of the situation, saying Chase is keeping their NBC series “in the news.”

“And now people are like, ‘Do you think they’re true?’ And as I’ve said before, we said it on The Soup, it’s impossible because there’s no way Chevy could figure out voicemail. He hibernates for nine months out of the year, and when you wake someone up, they’re very disoriented and a lot of the time they don’t know what they’re saying.”

When it was suggested by Ripa that McHale, 40, have Chase leave him some messages so that he can gain some fame, the TV star joked to camera: 

“Maybe I should bait him into it. ‘Come on, you wuss, leave me a message.'”

In the audio recording that was released on Tuesday, Chase tells Harmon, “It’s just a f*cking mediocre sitcom! I want people to laugh and this isn’t funny.”

Angry, the actor adds, “It ain’t funny to me because I’m 67-years-old and I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve been making a lot of people laugh — a lot better than this.”

Check out the exclusive audio recording below:

NBC is yet to confirm if Community will even be back for a fourth season. Do you think the show can go on with without Chase’s character Pierce?