Skip to comments.Comedy Central Roseanne Roast: What You Won't See on TV (targets include Trig Palin, Chick-fil-A)
Posted on 08/05/2012 3:13:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
With that opening, Jane Lynch segued from last years Emmy hosting gig to roast master for Roseanne Barr.
Lynch presided over Carrie Fisher, Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady, Katey Sagal, Seth Green, producer Jeff Ross, fellow roast regular Gilbert Gottfried and comics Anthony Jeselnik and Amy Schumer as they skewered the plus-size 90s sitcom queen in a two hour special taped at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night.
Heres what you wont be seeing on air when Comedy Centrals Roast of Roseanne premieres next Sunday night, August 12.
Lets get this one out of the way first.
Roast fixture Ross to the redheaded man-child Seth Green: Seth, you haven't gotten this much attention since you shot all those people in Aurora. Youre actually not like (accused shooter) James Holmes. He was doing things in a theater that people remember.
At this point about two hours in, most of the heavily industry crowd had already become desensitized to the fact that Ross delivered this while dressed as a Penn State football coach. Earlier, Ross arrived on the carpet (built as a replica of the Roseanne sitcom set) with two shirtless young boys in towels and football helmets.
A group of Roseannes comic friends in the audience who are Monty Python alumni said Tragedy plus time equals comedy. That sounds like a sophisticated remix of the question, Too soon?
While Comedy Centrals standards and practices, who required at least some of the sets to be vetted in advance, will likely excise that bit from the final cut, several other recently deceased newsmakers of the year will not be spared.
The victims include Whitney Houston, Ryan Dunn and John Ritter, as well as the very much alive John Travolta, Seth MacFarlane, Sarah Palins special needs child Trig Palin, the people of Israel and the blue couch on which Roseanne sat for three hours.
As the twelfth installment of the popular roast specials -- what could have been a great Dirty Dozen boxed set back in the heyday of DVDs -- Joel Gallens production of the roast was different. Instead of a cavernous sound stage on the Sony lot, the cozier setting of the Palladium and a circle of talent instead of a traditional dais provided a more intimate feel. Wolfgang Puck served an hour-long three-course dinner before the taping began. Surprisingly, this did not goose the number of expected "fat" jokes.
Roseanne, and Lynch did a good job selling Tom Arnolds surprise appearance. Despite being loaded in the teleprompter, there was a genuine feeling in the room that this was one of those up in the air until the last minute kind of decisions for both sides.
This is the first time Rosie and I have been in the same room together in 18 years, Arnold said as his opening line.
Arnolds continuing use of Rosie, one of those showbiz nicknames you never know a celeb uses among intimates until you hear it, was endearing.
I really miss the old Dean Martin roasts. True, many of gags pushed the limits, with the sexual innuendos and ethnic jokes(esp how Don Rickles would poke fun at Sammy Davis Jr and Nipsey Russell), but it was done in a much more classier and humorous way.
cancel yer cable tv. i did it 6 years ago.
Her attacks of and the audience’s delight at the attacks of Trig Palin tell me everything I need to know about Rosanne Barf and the Hollyweird Elite.
What is done with rabid dogs, ought to be done with Roseanne Barr and her ilk.
Hwd is FAR from representative of America!
As I mentioned in the other “Roseanne” thread: remember, Barr tweeted that people eating at Chick-Fil-A “deserve to get cancer.” And I don’t doubt for a single moment this is what every else in that room believed. That’s what Hollyweird thinks of mid-America. They despise your guts.
Just remember that next time you sit back and watch a tv-show or go to the movies.
Roast fixture [Jeff] Ross to the redheaded man-child Seth Green: "Seth, you haven't gotten this much attention since you shot all those people in Aurora. You're actually not like (accused shooter) James Holmes. He was doing things in a theater that people remember." ...most of the heavily industry crowd had already become desensitized to the fact that Ross delivered this while dressed as a Penn State football coach... Ross [had] arrived on the carpet... with two shirtless young boys in towels and football helmets.
Before she was famous, the disgusting cesspool Roseanne drug herself out of is probably the good old days compared to her current life. There’s mentally ill people out walking the streets that make more sense and are smarter than she’ll ever be. What a waste of protoplasm she is.
Foster Brooks was a master.
These roasts haven’t been any good (or funny) since Dean Martin and Foster Brooks.
I have to laugh at the last line in regards to Tom Arnold calling her “Rosie”. Who DOESN’T know that it’s her nickname, and always has been... Surely anyone who watched her long-running sitcom already knew that. Seems like this “Hollywood” reporter is more out of the loop than most of the nation, frankly.
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