Charlie Sheen Roast

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  1. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

    Jan 11, 2010
    Warrington, PA
    Amy Schumer was on Last Comic Standing in season 5 and she came in like 4th place. I think they get people to show up based on who is available for next to no money. What happened to Lisa Lampanelli?
    (edit) Just looked it up. Lisa was busy with prior commitments.

    I thought one of the best roasters was Patrice O'Neal. He didn't even seem to be making jokes, just pointing out what the F was wrong with everyone there. Something about him just cracked me up.
  2. tgrim1

    tgrim1 New Member

    Sep 11, 2006
    Ross was a lot funnier than I expected him to be.

    Didnt like the Ryan joke or the diabetes ones
  3. GoodSpike

    GoodSpike Active Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Just the opposite for me. I liked Schumer and hated O'Neal--I thought he was the weakest of the bunch.
  4. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    Patrice was only funny in that people had some great jokes ABOUT him. I didn't find him to be funny or even knew who he was.
  5. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area
    Steve-O looked pretty pissed at that one as well.
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Don't see why. The joke wasn't at Ryan's expense. It was at Steve-O's.
  7. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Yes, really. If you go on the Roast, you know they're going to make fun of you. You know it's going to be brutal. So they made fun of Steve-O. He shouldn't be pissed about it.

    The joke that referenced the other Jackass guy dying did not make fun of the dead guy. Nobody made fun of the dead guy or the accident. The joke was that they wished it was Steve-O who had been killed. That shouldn't piss Steve-O off any more than any of the other jokes told at his expense.
  9. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Not to mention that Steve-O could have provided off-limits topics.

    Mike Tyson rape jokes were a no-no.

    Plus, was the Dunn joke and worse than Seth's Winehouse joke (which was awesome)?
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    The Winehouse joke is another example of how the joke used a deceased person for the setup, but the joke was at the expense of someone who agreed to be made fun of at the Roast (in that case, Charlie himself). I don't think there's anything wrong with referencing a dead person as long as the joke isn't making light of their death.
  11. dimented

    dimented Comfortably Numb TCF Club

    May 21, 2003
    Unless that dead person was a very close friend of yours, then it should be off limits in my opinion.

    I know what a roast is and know it is bashing each other in good fun and a lot of jokes skate the line. And I am sure he knew he was going to get made fun of. But including the mention of your dead friend that you lost not more than 3 months ago is just bad form in my opinion.

    Just my opinion though. I thought it was uncalled for, but I can see how others could see nothing being wrong with it. Some things should be off limits in my opinion.

    It would be totally different if one of his friends made that joke. Someone who knew him and Ryan well. But for her to make the joke is just another example of someone trying to outdo everyone else at the expense of someone else.
  12. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

    Oct 17, 2004
    Columbia, SC
    Amy wasn't wrong. The Ryan death was fair game, he murdered someone and killed himself with his recklessness and Steve O was near to that lifestyle. Nothing should be off-limits.

    These roasts generally suck, it is a chance for people to make jokes about people they don't know. This is not like the old Friars club roasts, those guys were friends with each other. This is just a 'show'.
  13. bruinfan

    bruinfan Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    i think it's good they get new faces... how many times can you make fun of lisa lampanelli being fat and dating black guys?

    they throw new guys to the wall and sees who sticks... whitney cummings killed her first time, so they ask her back.

    i like this guy... he killed on the trump roast, and i thought he killed in the sheen roast... another example of new face asked back. i liked when someone commented on him being a perfect model of the nazi youth (or was that the trump roast)

    i liked amy schumer... i didn't want to like her, but she was vicious... quick on her feet too... i liked when tyson was trying to heckle her and she was asking for tyson's interpreter. i bet she is asked back.
  14. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2001
    Ames Iowa
    I always assume 100% of those roasts are scripted and practiced. Still funny, but rehearsed. This particular exchange seemed very off the cuff and showed some of her comic chops. I liked it.

  15. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    They should have had an interpreter/CC for Tyson's awful set.

    Shatner rocked! And without vulgarities during his set (although they showed him saying "WTF" to Steve O breaking his nose against Tyson's fist during the end credits).

    Seth Macfarlane is great as the host.

    And Sheen handled everything with some class. Kudos.
  16. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

    Mar 4, 2002
    I think people have bits and such but I don't think much rehearsing going on.

    I know for this roast, Patrice O'Neal was brought in like two days before to close it and he didn't have any jokes written at all for the show.

    I know the Steve O think with Tyson was pre-planned, but I seriously doubt there is any kind of rehearsal for these roasts. Short of maybe placement and order and such.
  17. scottjf8

    scottjf8 That A-hole

    Nov 11, 2001
    McKinney, TX
    Agreed... didn't Tyson yell something at McFarlane too and Seth goes "please don't kill me." That was pretty funny.

    I didn't mind the Dunn joke but i'm with others that it wasn't a Ryan Dunn joke as much as a Steve-O one.

    Lighten up, people :D
  18. Fleegle

    Fleegle Chef-In-Training

    Jan 15, 2002
    Tyson seemed like he was having the time of his life. At times, he also seemed drunk as hell. But that may just be the brain damage.
  19. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I saw Kate Walsh on Chelsea Lately the other night. She said she had never met Charlie before until right before they went out on stage. She said she wrote one joke that actually made it on air, but the rest were written by the Comedy Central writers.

    Chelsea asked her how she got involved, and she said her agent called her up and asked her if she wanted to do it.

    She also said a bunch of them (including her) got together at Charlies house and watched the premiere of 2.5 Men and the roast together.
  20. Swirl_Junkie

    Swirl_Junkie New Member

    Mar 11, 2001
    Philly, PA
    I'm pretty sure Jeselnik and Amy Schumer are dating. I know they dated before... I think they are on again.
    Both have been on the WTF podcast and talked at length about comedy.

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