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, 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 really personal, really quickly. That's what makes them so interesting and these funny roast jokes show that.With the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen almost upon us, I thought I'd take a moment or two to compile my these funny roasting jokes and bits from the Comedy Central Roasts. This is an Open List, so if I missed your favorite moment, feel free to add it (and while you're at it, vote for your favorites, too)!
Betty White Roasts William Shatner
The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (which aired on August 20, 2006) is an instant classic - and it's hard to pick just one favorite video. Roasters included George Takei (making out with Jeffrey Ross), Lisa Lampanelli and Andy Dick. But it was Betty White who provided the biggest laughs (to me), as she recounts her sexual exploits with Shatner. In great detail. Right before the roast started.
Greg Giraldo Roasts David Hasselhoff
Seth MacFarlane Roasts Donald Trump
Norm Macdonald Roasts Bob Saget
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 16, 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.