Roasts are the one time that being a bully is allowed and encouraged because everyone knows that it’s all for fun. I had been looking forward to the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen since I first heard about it and it was on last night.
15 minutes before the roast came on, there was a red carpet event with all of the celebrities coming in to the theater to take their seats and some of them stopped to talk with the cast of Comedy Centrals Workaholics; Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Adam DeVine.
The show starts and we see our roastmaster is the creator of Family Guy, American Dad and the Cleveland Show Seth Macfarlane. He was really funny but he made a joke about the recently deceased Amy Winehouse. I know I’m told that I shouldn’t feel sorry for her, that she did it to herself so somehow that makes it right. But… I still think it’s too soon.
The roasters were Jon Lovitz who was very funny. He always cracks me up so go Jon. Then Kate Walsh who was in Private Practice and is now in Greys Anatomy. I’ve never seen those shows. For some odd reason there were 2 jokes at William Shatner’s expense about his “Grey Anatomy” (his balls). It was funny the first time and when the 2nd comedian heard it said he (or she I forget) should have crossed that off of their joke list. It’s only funny once. William Shatner who was just so hilarious. I didn’t think he had it in him but he was pretty funny.
Then there was the always funny Jeff Ross who was dressed as a dictator, funny. Mike Tyson, scary but he turned out to be funny until the end when I thought he was going to rip someones head off. Anthony Jeselnik who I think is hilarious despite the fact that I’ve never seen him on anything but the last couple of roasts. I guess I missed his stand up special.
Steve-O who wasn’t quite as funny as the rest of them but he was humorous. He decided that he was going to do what he does best and do something stupid like running into Mike Tysons fist hoping to get a black eye. At the very last minute of the show he did it again but this time he broke his nose.
Amy Schumer… who is this broad? I’ve never even heard of her. She was funny right up until she made that really sick joke to Steve-O about Ryan Dunn. That crossed the line. I vaguely remember her joke now but she basically said that she was sorry that Ryan Dunn died and that she thinks that Steve thinks that it should have been him and everyone else wishes it were him that died. I’m sorry but that is not funny. Not funny and not cool.
Then the last roaster was Patrice O’neal who was such a good sport with all of the racist jokes at his expense. Most of the jokes about him were about his weight, the unknown Amy Schumer even said something about his foot having to get cut off because of his diabetes. Is that funny?
Then at the very end Charlie Sheen came up and roasted everyone. He basically said you can tell all the little jokes you want about me and it’s not going to bring me down. Good for you Charlie.
I don’t endorse, condone or agree with everything that went down but it’s really none of my business to decide whether he did anything wrong or not. Who am I? He’s Charlie effing Sheen.
The Roast was hilarious as they always are and I wish Charlie Sheen well in his future adventures with whatever it is that he does with the rest of his life.