Chevy Chase plays "Antipode"
The incomparable and remarkably talented Chevy Chase plays the role of Antipode, the befuddling and endearingly goofy guardian of the maze in Avalon Family Enter- tainment’s production, Jack and the Beanstalk. The beloved entertainer brings his universally appreciated comedic style to a role that is made for that brand of humor.
Chevy’s first forays into comedy led him to “The National Lampoon Radio Hour” and a role in the film “The Groove Tube”. These early successes would eventually land him a spot in the original cast of television’s “Saturday Night Live”. The inno- vative sketch-comedy show would go on to kick-start the careers of many great co- medians, but Chevy was the first. With his memorable characters, extreme physical comedy and revolutionary performance as co-host of the weekly segment “Weekend Update”, Chase quickly became a stand-out contributor. Leaving the show in 1976 to pursue film projects, Chase’s early films include “Foul Play” and “Oh, Heavenly Dog”, but it wasn’t until a 1980 role, playing Ty Webb in the comedy classic “Caddyshack” was Chevy’s legacy cemented.
Chevy soon dominated the comedy world with a slew of incredibly successful pro- jects, including roles as Clark, the patriarch of the Griswold family in the “National Lampoons: Vacation” series of films, as well as playing the title character in “Fletch” and its sequel “Fletch Lives”. He also starred in such classics as, “Spies Like Us”, “Three Amigos”, and “Funny Farm”.
Chevy continues to entertain as he stars in film and on television. He also often pops up in smaller, supporting roles, such as in “L.A. Story”, “Dirty Work” and “Ellie Parker”, injecting the project with his brand of comedy. A multiple Emmy winner, in 2002, he received what many believe to be the highest honor in comedy: being named Guest of Honor at the annual New York Friar’s Club Roast. Always stealing scenes and creating memorable characters, Chevy Chase is a true comedy legend.