The Comedy Central roasts are instant classics for several reasons, not the least of which is that it's a chance for some of the biggest names in the comedy and entertainment industry to rip the almighty h*ll out of their friends. This list of the funniest Comedy Central Roast moments includes some truly memorable skewerings. Whether it's Norm Macdonald's (squeaky clean) roasting of Bob Saget, Bea Arthur reciting filth from Pam Anderson's literary masterpiece, or Betty White discussing sex with William Shatner, these clips represent some of the most hilarious, nasty, and totally inappropriate moments from Comedy Central's always entertaining celebrity roasts.
And really, nasty is the idea. Roasts aren't done to make the roastee feel all warm and squishy inside (well, maybe the warm part). They can get real personal, real quick. That's what makes them so interesting - and these funny roast jokes show that.
Check out these hilarious roasts and vote up your favorites.
Seth MacFarlane Roasts Donald TrumpVideo: YouTube
Seth MacFarlane is so funny at roasts that he was selected as the "Roast Master" of the Roast of Charlie Sheen. Here's one reason why he earns the title time and time again. Behold, the funny that is Seth MacFarlane, as he rips Donald Trump a new one (calling him "the second worst tragedy ever to hit New York City," among other things) during his roast in March of 2011.5126Was this funny?
Norm Macdonald Roasts Bob SagetVideo: YouTube
Comedy Central roasts always have those moments - those times when the audience seems downright divided about whether to laugh or scratch heads. This is one of those times. Norm Macdonald's roasting of Bob Saget is one for the ages. The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget originally aired on August 17, 2008. Yes, sweet, totally innocent Danny Tanner. And Norm went with that.
For those who got it? This was one of the best moments from any Comedy Central roast, ever.3115Was this funny?
Snoop Dogg Roasts Flavor Flav
Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav's Comedy Central Roast, which originally aired on August 12, 2007, featured a host of roasters, including Ice-T, Jimmy Kimmel, and (a really funny) Snoop Dogg, who decides to roast Flav - in rap.218Was this funny?
Bea Arthur Roasts Pamela Anderson
Baywatch beauty, animal rights champion, and sex tape star Pamela Anderson's Comedy Central roast aired on August 14, 2005. Roasters included Sarah Silverman (who waxes poetic about then-boyfriend - and Roast Master - Jimmy Kimmel's privates), a possibly inebriated Courtney Love, and Bea Arthur. And the former Golden Girl takes the cake.
She gives a deadpan reading of Anderson's great work of fiction, 2004's Star, that is awesomely NSFW.2822Was this funny?