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Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby aoxo1 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:53 am

Anyone else look forward to this every year? Usually the friends of the celebrities suck, but Jeff Ross, Greg Giraldo, and the other pros are always fantastic.

No one will ever top Norm MacDonald on the Bob Saget roast, though, since Bea Arthur passed.


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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby TIMMAH » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:29 am

I LOVE the roasts. They are soooooo funny. I'm sure the Joan Rivers roast this Sunday will be funny but seriously, does anyone that watches Comedy Central give a crap about Joan Rivers?? C'mon producers. Pick a better washed up celeb then that..
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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby jfiling » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:04 am

Watching Norm MacDonald pull out those 1920's chestnuts is so hilarious. Only like 3 people have any idea wtf he's doing.
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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:34 pm

TIMMAH wrote:I LOVE the roasts. They are soooooo funny. I'm sure the Joan Rivers roast this Sunday will be funny but seriously, does anyone that watches Comedy Central give a crap about Joan Rivers?? C'mon producers. Pick a better washed up celeb then that..


Dude they roasted Flavor fuckin Flav. Joan Rivers is like a comedy icon compared to him.
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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:04 pm

jfiling wrote:Watching Norm MacDonald pull out those 1920's chestnuts is so hilarious. Only like 3 people have any idea wtf he's doing.


Actually if you've watched any of the old Dean Martin Roasts then you'd recognize the jokes. That's where he got them. A couple of them were even delivered by Rickles back in the day, I believe.

And that was the genius of it. Most of the people on the stage picked it up because they likely have watched old roasts, if only to get an idea for the format. Many likely grew up watching them and figured it out.

But any younger people in the audience would be entirely clueless as to what Norm pulled off. Always love the non-chalant delivery.

He can be hit or miss, like all comedians. But few are so good at using the pregnant pause and smirk to get people to laugh. Just recall the recurrent German's love David Hasselhoff bit from SNL.
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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby Triple-S » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:59 pm

Some of the roasts are hit and miss imo. Loved Norm on Sagat and loved Cloris Leachman in the same one.



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but some of the misses are painful. Lisa Lampenelli's whole act is "I like to have sex with black guys", and I'm really "eh" about Ross and Giraldo.
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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:13 am

My favorite Don Rickles cameo.

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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:07 am

Probably my favorite roast to watch...

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Then at the 7:36 mark, Dick Capri begins the best joke of the night
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv88ihY_Ok4&feature=related[/youtube]
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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby Orenthal » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:21 pm

I admit at first I did not get what Norm was doing. I won't be one of those peeps that tells others they were too dumb to get it, but not explain what, it, was. Thanks Mac for the explanation. I was all over then net looking at responses lol'ing at people not getting it, but not one person would do the reveal. Also found during part of the act he was trying on purpose to be as bad as possible, or at least that is what Norton was saying a couple days after the roast on O&A. In that third linked clips the jokes are actually quite humorous, and that must be some of the Martin era material. I guess I have to check a few of those out. Bit before my time.

Also, Jeff Ross is the Roastmaster General and kills in the format...
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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby jfiling » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:12 pm

I thought the Rivers roast wasn't too shabby. Line of the night was Whitney Cummings.

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/ind ... oan-rivers

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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:12 pm

FWIW: I started Simmons BS Report with Jeff Ross on my walk home and am half way through, very good and very roast centric thus far.

Highly recommend the listen.

Talk about a lot of stuff that got cut out of those comedy central roasts and is great, including a first hand story of the legendary Gilbert Gottfried post 9/11 Aristocrats joke.
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Re: Comedy Central Roast

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:44 pm

Two great clips from said podcast:





Couldn't find the unedited clip of Moose Johnston throwing a stool at Jamie Fox or Gilbert going yard.
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