Two words: Courtney Love. The beautiful bombshell that we all know and love, Pamela Anderson, was awfully gracious when the world witnessed Courtney acting a fool on stage at the Baywatch babe’s Roast. We have to admit that her crazy antics and erratic behavior was a nice contrast to the expected plastic surgery jokes and casual mentions of Pam’s “intimate” tape with ex-flame Tommy Lee. This was a roast worth remembering and laughing at years after it aired.
Live long and prosper, anyone? If you weren’t a Strek Trek fan or didn’t understand the jabs at the sci-fi franchise, then you probably giggled at Betty White’s set when she joked about his romantic life behind the scenes. At the end of the day, it was a real treat to see Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and George Takei together again. No Trekkie can resist that old school reunion.
Bob Saget is known for two types of personas: His warm, slightly-nauseating portrayal as Danny Tanner on Full House and the raunchy comedian he introduces himself as in real life. The comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget wasn’t just memorable (and forever funny, of course) because we got to see the men of Full House interact like a couple of college frat boys. The real kicker was the awkward joke that made Bob sincerely annoyed – Jeffrey Ross made inappropriate remarks about his relationship with the Olsen twins.
May this ingenious, influential pop culture icon rest in peace; Joan Rivers. Before we lost the legendary television personality to surgery complications, this was one Comedy Central Roast for laughing books. Now, we still laugh at the best jokes from the special to celebrate we life – we only just wish we could still be laughing with her today.
David Hasselhoff could not escape the epic hamburger incident that his daughter released on the internet the night she filmed it. At his Comedy Central Roast, Hasselhoff wasn’t just subjected to Baywatch jokes – he took alcoholism jabs left and right. Lisa Lampanelli made the most shocking jokes. We won’t ruin for you here, though. Just make sure you check out the Hasselhoff Roast as soon as you get the chance.
Let’s be real. The best part about the Roast of Flavor Flav was “good sport” attitude and maniacal laughter that followed every quip, pun, and controversial joke. We aren’t even sure if Flav knew he was the one they were roasting. We do have to give it to the man, though. He’s still got a heart just as big as the clocks he wears around his neck. The Roast of the “greatest hype-man in the business” was good ol’ fun.
Where do we even begin with the Roast of James Franco? The star-studded dais was enough to make us watch this Comedy Central special on repeat for weeks after it aired. Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, and Bill Hader were all on the roasting panel. And how could we forget Andy Samberg? If this list were to rank the greatest roasters of all time, he’d definitely be a top contender.
The Roast of Roseanne Barr was important to anyone in Hollywood who wanted to get the comedic actress back for anything she might’ve said during the peak of her career. She’s as relentless as she is flawless and her humor definitely stands the test of time. Also, Amy Schumer shined during this particular roast and was praised by Roseanne as she predicted her future success. What can we say? Roseanne knows all.
Booze. Drugs. The ladies. Denise Richards. Was any topic taboo at the Roast of Charlie Sheen? Absolutely not. Charlie’s Roast was definitely the number 1 forever funny special in Comedy Central history – and how could it not be? There were way too many things to make fun of Charlie for.