CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Comedy icon Chevy Chase made a surprise visit to a South Carolina chicken restaurant while in town for a special screening of his holiday classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”
After grabbing a bite to eat at the Raising Cane’s in Charleston, Chase decided to get to work behind the counter.
He put on a Santa hat and began taking orders at the cash register before moving to the drive-thru line. Chase also made time to chat with his new coworkers and joke with customers during his “shift.”
Raising Cane’s, a fast-food chain with locations around the country, is known for its chicken fingers and special sauce.
Chase isn’t known for his work in the restaurant business, but he is known for a long career in the entertainment industry. The 78-year-old comedian was a cast member of “Saturday Night Live” and the original host of the show’s “Weekend Update” segment. He also starred in movies, including the “National Lampoon’s” series, then returned to TV for several seasons on “Community.”
Oddly enough, South Carolina is the home of Chase’s former SNL castmate Bill Murray, who is also known for committing random acts of hilarity in and around the Charleston area, including crashing a bachelor party and going on the field during a rain delay for minor-league baseball team the Charleston RiverDogs, which he owns, and sliding on the tarp on the field to keep fans amused.