Who doesn't love a good roast? No, we're not talking about a dinner roast - although if you have one, count us in for dinner! What we're talking about is a comedyroast. You know, when it's socially acceptable to brutally insult (aka roast) your best bud? Yeah, we're talkin' about thatkinda roast.
Want to learn more? Of course, you do! Get ready to take notes as we explore the coveted art of roasting (yes, we're calling it an art) and uncover some of the greatest roasts of all time. Are you ready?
Let's dive in!
If you ask us, dad jokes are awesome. And we also think there's a place in this world for ridiculous puns and silly one-liners. But sometimes, laughing at somebody else's expense - especially a bestie - really hits the spot. In fact, if you're having a really lousy day, you might benefit from a couple of hours of insanely brutal insults to lift your spirits.
Enter: roast lines.
Although it may seem like a new thing, roasting began over a century ago as a tradition started by the one and only Friars Club. Yup, you read that right -- despite what many people may think, Comedy Central didnot invent the art of roasting; the Friars Club in New York City did.
It came from a group of fancy-schmancy men who would get together to eat good food, get totally wasted, and kid each other mercilessly. The club held their first official roast in 1949, and thereafter, the event became an annual tradition.
Best pals and comedians would gather to tease a member of their club with zingers so crude that women actually weren't allowed to attend. But don't worry, that rule eventually changed, which made for some of the most savage roasts of all time, with queens like Lucille Ball, Whoopi Goldberg, and Betty White sitting in the hot seat.
Believe it or not, these hilariously epic roasts didn't become televised for the entire world to watch until the late 60s on NBC. From 1998 to 2002, the Friars' Club roasts were then broadcasted on Comedy Central, but since 2002, the popular network has produced its ownComedy Central Roasts series.
That said, the hoity-toity Friars' Club in the Big Apple still viciously roasts its brave members (which include popular comics, actors, and New York socialites) looking for a verbal beating, but they keep things prettyhush-hush.
In simpler terms, if you're not a member (or doingone), there's no way to tell what goes down in that club. But seeing as funnyman Jack Black was the last victim, err, "guest of honor" to take the Friars Club hot seat, we'd bet they are pretty damn funny!
Ready to laugh your ass off? Let's take a stroll through memory lane to relive some of the funniest roasts of all time. Just be sure to pee first - we wouldn't want you to wet your pants from laughing so hard. Although, that would just give us something else to roast you about ;)
"Joan, you've been called a b---- more times than a white guy serving a life sentence."- Robin Quivers.
"This isn't a roast; it's an autopsy!"- Jeffrey Ross.
"Money can't buy you happiness, but it can pay for the plastic surgery."- Joan Rivers.
"Unlike all of you people on this dais, I actually know Charlie. And I'm famous." -Jon Lovitz.
"The only reason you got on T.V. in the first place is because God hates Michael J. Fox."- Anthony Jeselnik.
"You're like Bruce Willis: You were big in the eighties, and now your old slot's being filled by Ashton Kutcher."- Amy Schumer.
"Selena Gomez wanted to be here, but she's dating men now."- Jeff Ross.
"What do you get when you give a teen two hundred million dollars? A bunch of has-beens callin' you a lesbian for two hours." - Justin Bieber
"Sixty million Twitter followers? The only place people will be following you in jail is into the shower."- Marth Stewart.
"As a feminist, I can't support everything that's being said up here tonight. But as somebody who hates Ann Coulter, I'm delighted."- Jewel.
"Rob has been called the comeback kid. No, I read that wrong. Rob has come on a kid. Glad we got that out of the way."- David Spade
"Last year we had Martha Stewart who sells sheets, and now we have Ann Coulter who cuts eye holes in them."- Davidson.
And there you have it, ladies and gents, some of the most savage yet undeniably funny roasts of all time! Want more? Check out the Roast of James Franco, Bob Saget, and Donald Trump - they are pretty hilarious and are sure to leave you reduced to tears, dying from laughter.
We also can't forget the brutal roasting of the world's best boss at the number one paper and supply branch in Scranton, PA. Now THAT's how to roast someone!
Thinking about putting together a roast? Call up your besties, get yourself a whiskey neat, and rock this awesome "Roast Me" tee from Famous In Real Life. Just remember, "We only roast the ones we love."
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