digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

A roast is an event in which an individual is subjected to a public presentation of comedic insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes as a mock counter to a toast. The implication is that the roastee is able to take the jokes in good humor and not as serious criticism or insult, and it is seen by some as a great honor to be roasted. The individual is surrounded by friends, fans, and well-wishers, who can receive some of the same treatment as well during the course of the evening. The party and presentation itself are both referred to as a "roast." The host of the event is called the "roastmaster." Anyone who is honored in such a way is said to have been "roasted."

Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts[edit]

Dean Martin hosted a series of roasts on television in 1974 as part of the final season of his self-titled variety show. After the show was cancelled, NBC decided to schedule a series of The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast specials from the former MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (now Bally's Las Vegas) in the Ziegfeld Room through 1984. The humor at these broadcast tributes was far tamer than the sometimes extremely vulgar and explicit language of the private, non-televised ones.

Comedy Central[edit]

Main article: Comedy Central Roast

The Comedy Central TV channel occasionally broadcasts roasts of celebrities as well as comedians, both some of the Friars' Club and their own. To date, Comedy Central has aired roasts of Drew Carey, Jerry Stiller, Rob Reiner, Hugh Hefner, Chevy Chase, Denis Leary, Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Flavor Flav, Bob Saget, Larry the Cable Guy, Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, Roseanne Barr and James Franco.

Politics[edit]

The White House Correspondents' Association and Radio and Television Correspondents' Association have annual dinners that, in some years, feature a comedy roasting of the U.S. President. Don Imus at the RTCA in 1996 and Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner have received particular attention for their biting remarks during their speeches.[1][2][3]

United Kingdom[edit]

Main article: A Comedy Roast

Many attempts have been made to adapt the format to a British audience. Channel 4 launched the latest British version on 7 April 2010 with A Comedy Roast, with initial victims being Bruce Forsyth, Sharon Osbourne and Chris Tarrant.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Hendren (2007-04-11). "Imus Clout Prompts Political Support". ABC News. Retrieved April 11, 2007. 
  2. ^ Sandoval, Greg. "Video of Presidential roast attracts big Web audience". Cnet News.com. Retrieved 2006-05-08. 
  3. ^ Rich, Frank (November 5, 2006). "Throw the Truthiness Bums Out". New York Times. Retrieved 2006-11-22. 
  4. ^ Armstrong, Stephen (5 April 2010). "Channel 4 launches comedy roast shows". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "A Comedy Roast - Series & Episodes". www.channel4.com/programmes/a-comedy-roast/episode-guide. Channel 4. undated. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roast_(comedy) — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
1000000 videos foundNext > 

Comedy Central Roast of Chevy Chase [Uncensored]

Check my Videos for Comedy Central Roasts Full Videos comedy central roasts, comedy, central, roasts, roasts, cc presents, comedy central presents Roast of D...

The Roast of Pamela Anderson

The Comedy Central Roast Of Hugh Hefner

The Comedy Central Roast Of Hugh Hefner.

The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump

Donald Trump Roast.

Best of Comedy Central Roast of James Franco

What I think are some of the better moments from the Franco Roast. Sorry the audio is a touch off during Sarah Silverman. I would recommend watching Jeff Ros...

The Roast of Joan Rivers

Robin Williams' Comedy Roast of Washington, DC (2000)

Robin Williams' stand up comedy routine at an event honoring outgoing President Bill Clinton ahead of the 2000 election. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: ht...

Sharon Osbourne on Comedy Roast (Part 1)

The Comedy Central Roast of Drew Carey

In 1998, the N.Y. Friar's Club hosted a Roast of Drew Carey, with Ryan Stiles as roastmaster. Other roasters were Kip Addotta, Dave Attell, Dick Capri, Jack ...

Cheech and Chong Roasted Stand-up Comedy -Full Show

Check my Videos for Comedy Central Roasts Full Videos comedy central roasts, comedy, central, roasts, roasts, cc presents, comedy central presents Roast of D...

1000000 videos foundNext > 

4 news items

 
Paste Magazine
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:35:04 -0700

Once again, Last Comic Standing has managed to impress, being far funnier than I had come to expect. There are so many different ways the show could have screwed up the weirdly artificial Comedy Central-style neo-roast, but Thursday's episode ended up ...
 
Huffington Post (blog)
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:02:42 -0700

Verbal spars often make for great comedy and if there's anybody who can give good comedic tongue, it's Jeff Ross. Dubbed Roastmaster General by Comedy Central after numerous gut-busting verbal assaults on the network's popular celebrity roasts -- Joan ...
 
SME.sk
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:46:39 -0700

Najbližšie k žánru roast comedy bol celkom prvý diel s Michalom Hvoreckým, ktorému sme bez rešpektu nasúkali slušnú dávku. Zaujímavá bola aj Iveta Radičová, ako jedna z mála využila inštitút posledného slova. Najšarmantnejšie reagovala Adela ...
 
SME.sk
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 02:04:19 -0700

Najbližšie k žánru roast comedy bol celkom prvý diel s Michalom Hvoreckým, ktorému sme bez rešpektu nasúkali slušnú dávku. Zaujímavá bola aj Iveta Radičová, ako jedna z mála využila inštitút posledného slova. Najšarmantnejšie reagovala Adela ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Roast (comedy)

You can talk about Roast (comedy) with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!