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Comedy Central Roseanne Roast: What You Won't See on TV (targets include Trig Palin, Chick-fil-A)
The Wrap - Covering Hollywood ^ | August 5, 2012 | Mikey Glazer

Posted on 08/05/2012 3:13:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

“F**k Chick-Fil-A.”

With that opening, Jane Lynch segued from last year’s 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 90’s sitcom queen in a two hour special taped at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night.

Here’s what you won’t be seeing on air when “Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne” premieres next Sunday night, August 12.

Let’s 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. You’re 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 Roseanne’s 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 Central’s 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 Palin’s 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 Gallen’s 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 Arnold’s “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.

Arnold’s continuing use of “Rosie,” one of those showbiz nicknames you never know a celeb uses among intimates until you hear it, was endearing.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chickfila; hollywood; palin; roseanne
This is what Hollywood thinks of us.
1 posted on 08/05/2012 3:13:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 3:29:31 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

cancel yer cable tv. i did it 6 years ago.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 3:32:11 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is done with rabid dogs, ought to be done with Roseanne Barr and her ilk.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 3:34:45 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Give them nothing, but take from them everything!)
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To: Mister Anderson

Hwd is FAR from representative of America!


6 posted on 08/05/2012 3:41:08 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Impala64ssa
Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Lucille Ball....those were comedians.
7 posted on 08/05/2012 3:46:12 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


8 posted on 08/05/2012 3:48:20 PM PDT by greene66
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
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.

9 posted on 08/05/2012 3:56:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: Harley
Roast Pig-—Delicious.
11 posted on 08/05/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Foster Brooks was a master.


12 posted on 08/05/2012 5:18:00 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These roasts haven’t been any good (or funny) since Dean Martin and Foster Brooks.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 5:59:52 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: greene66
Comedy Central had a roast for a fat pig named Roseanne. It was attended by a bunch of unfunny washed up Hollywood douchebags. They are so desperate for attention they continue to make asses out themselves.
14 posted on 08/05/2012 6:42:33 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


15 posted on 08/05/2012 6:52:04 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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