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Comedy Central Roast Of Donald Trump

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Brent Mccoy
• Tuesday, 29 December, 2020
• 11 min read

Edit Billionaire Donald Trump is roasted on Comedy Central by Jeffrey Ross, Seth Macfarlane, Gilbert Gottfried, Whitney Cummings, Snoop Dogg, Larry King, Marley Marlin, Mike “The Situation” Sorrento, Lisa Campanella and Anthony Arsenic. Edit Trivia The set that Mike “The Situation” Sorrento performed was universally panned by viewers and critics.

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Many questioned why he was even present beyond his notoriety from being on “Jersey Shore”. Quotes Marley Marlin : I guess I'm the perfect choice for this roast because like The Situation, I, too, have never heard the sound of laughter.

The woman who was supposed to take Donald Trump ’s coat wasn’t hot enough. It was March 8, 2011, and Comedy Central ’s Roast of Donald Trump was set to film the next day.

The plan called for Trump to be driven onto the stage in a gilded golf cart flanked by beautiful women. There, he’d hand his coat to another woman before taking his seat on the roasted’s throne.

But during the dress rehearsal, Trump grabbed Robert Ferule, who served as the production’s stage manager. The proposed woman, Trump said, was “not somebody he wanted to be associated with at that moment,” Ferule recalled.

The Huffington Post interviewed most key figures in planning the roast, and obtained copies of draft jokes marked up by Trump ’s trademark black Sharpie. Just months before Trump would decide not to run in the 2012 presidential race, he was doing battle with roast producers over whether they could make fun of his hair.

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To get to an answer, Comedy Central executives had long considered Trump one of their white whales. “So many people are initially intrigued by the idea and then it starts to cook in the brain, and then they pass,” said Rick Austin, who served as producer for the Trump roast.

Dean, who later became a radio host and now moonlights as a Trump surrogate on CNN, declined to comment for this story. Jonas Larsen, Comedy Central ’s senior vice president, who served as executive producer for the event, said Dean was Trump ’s point person in the lead-up to the roast.

In late 2010, Trump committed to the event, and logistical planning began in earnest. Their all losers and I like associating with loser because it makes me feel even better about myself. One of Trump's handwritten jokes, misspellings included “The dais is probably the hardest to book in show business, because everybody is initially up for doing it, and then their friends talk them out of it,” said Austin.

The network reached out to an assortment of Trump celebrity pals, including pro wrestling impresario Vince McMahon, Aegis Phil bin (who had been the emcee of Trump ’s Friars Club roast), and boxer Mike Tyson. The network also asked singer Bret Michael's, a past “Celebrity Apprentice” victor, to appear, according to Joel Fallen, executive producer of the ComedyCentralTrumproast.

“He really wanted to do it for Donald, but was too nervous about being roasted himself.” (Michael's did not respond to a request for comment through his agent.) Trump ’s camp suggested inviting Brady and TV host Larry King, Fallen said.

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(King, who interviewed Trump last month on his Ora Media show, “Politicking,” did not respond to requests for comment. ) The rapper Snoop Dogg and actress Marley Marlin, who appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice,” rounded out the small bloc of Trump -friendly roasters.

About three weeks before the roast, the team of writers, led by Ray James, gathered in a bungalow on the lot of CBS’s Bradford studios in Los Angeles. In August, Aaron Lee, another roast writer, posted a note on the app Li.st that referenced Trump ’s prohibition on, “any joke that suggests Trump is not actually as wealthy as he claims to be.” Bankruptcy jokes are the “one thing super sensitive about,” Ross told Jimmy Kimmel in July.

“We don’t do any of these roasts with idea that the roasted gets to approve the jokes, but they do get to cite a couple of things that they would say are just off limits,” Austin told The Huffington Post. For example, Austin said, actor William Shatter, who was roasted in 2006, requested that no jokes be made about his third wife Serine, who drowned at the couple’s home.

Even having been around a lot of different celebrities, I can’t remember a single other time I have had to call someone ‘mister.’” Fallen didn’t know why Trump was confiding in him, but encouraged the real estate mogul to run.

Nobody blacks out punchlines ... a classic lack of an understanding of how a joke works. The redemptive moment of any roast is what’s called the rebuttal, when the roasted, having just weathered an hour-and-a-half of barbs, takes to the podium to respond.

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After the writers went through numerous drafts of Trump ’s rebuttal, they forwarded a version to him in early March. “I have done this a long time and nobody blacks out punchlines,” said Jesse Joyce, one of the writers.

Scrapping punchlines represents “a classic lack of an understanding of how a joke works,” he added. He complained a line suggesting Lisa Campanella should “shut the fuck up” didn’t end with an exclamation point.

After a joke that cited climate change, Trump suggested a parenthetical: “(Which obviously doesn’t exist).” At the conclusion of the rebuttal, in an exaggerated (even by Truman standards) riff about how he lives in a “25,000 square-foot penthouse atop my solid-gold space station,” Trump ordered that the square footage be goosed to 50,000.

The biggest challenge, according to roast participants, was to get Trump to make fun of his hair. The writers eventually convinced Trump to “own” his hair by wrapping follicular self-deprecation into a boast about his wealth.

The joke, not in the rebuttal drafts obtained by HuffPost, originally went: “What’s the difference between a wet raccoon and Donald Trump ’s hair? Ross told Kimmel that settling on the amount was like a “business negotiation,” with Trump initially wanting the number to be $10 billion.

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“It is impossible to not see how absurd the whole thing is,” said Comedy Central President Kent Alderman, who was the network’s programming chief at the time. “If you go back and watch the roast, there’re probably a lot of oddly prophetic things being said that are relevant today.

But just the idea that someone who did a ComedyCentralRoast a major party for president is pretty shocking.” When the scripts were nearly complete, the producers asked Trump to spend a half-day filming promotional spots and the show’s introductory clip.

“One thing that stuck out to me during rehearsal,” Larsen said, “is he would always poll the people around him if they thought it was funny. The roast staff, less concerned than about the future of the presidency, was merely hoping that Trump would be a good sport on stage.

Whereas the previous Comedy Central roasts had been produced on sound stages in Los Angeles, Trump ’s was set at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, a larger-than-typical venue. Trump was himself a difficult participant, according to roast staffers, evincing a palpable resistance throughout the show, wearing a tight smile and avoiding eye contact with the others on the stage.

“It became very obvious during the first act of show that Trump ’s reactions were not what you want on a roast,” Austin said. “A roast can be a pretty blue and brutal affair,” Austin added, “But it is also validated by someone laughing.

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Trump began his rebuttal explaining that he was doing this all for charity, a claim that has since turned into a campaign controversy. “The amount of shit we knew how awful he was was the just-above-the surface part of the iceberg,” Joyce said.

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(left arrow) go to previous episode In March 2011, the cable channel Comedy Central staged a celebrity roast of Donald Trump.

Hosted by Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane, the show featured a crew of B- and C-list entertainers mocking each other and, of course, Trump, the subject of the roast. What stands out seven years later is how the Democratic-media complex (DMC) seems to have erased its past and changed its standards for no greater purpose than to make Trump's occasionally crude behavior seem aberrant, if not downright un-American.

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When asked today why they hate Trump so intensely, political adversaries are still citing Trump's willingness to mock a disabled reporter; his Access Hollywood “p----” tape; and, of course, his presumed racism and imaginary dabbling in white supremacy. Nothing Trump has ever said or done, however, measures up to the relentless vulgarity on seemingly hilarious display at the ComedyCentralroast.

Calculating his own political future, perhaps, Trump was the only participant who shied from the gleeful sexism, ageism, racism, slut-shaming, fat-shaming, gay-bashing, and disability-mocking that characterized the evening. -Comedienne Lisa Campanella mocking Sarah Pain's son with Down syndrome.

Marley Marlin using signs to imply that her female co-panelists regularly engaged in fellatio. -Comedian Jeff Ross saying of Trump, “We both fantasize about his daughter,” with both Melania and Ivanka in attendance.

In March 2011, however, there were no jokes suggesting that Trump is a racist despite the fact that he had already begun talking publicly about Barack Obama's birth certificate or lack of the same. At the time, Trump and black rapper Snoop Dogg were on good terms.

In October 2016, with the election seemingly in the bag, the Huffington Post resurfaced the roast. In an in-depth article, Daniel Limit reassured his audience that Trump was an undetectable buffoon.

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In October 2016, this seemed to the Huffington Post further proof of Trump's unfitness for office. In 2016, however, Harvey Weinstein was still, in Beryl Street's memorable turn of phrase, “God,” and Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby were members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In March 2011, the cable channel Comedy Central staged a celebrity roast of Donald Trump. Hosted by Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane, the show featured a crew of B- and C-list entertainers mocking each other and, of course, Trump, the subject of the roast.

What stands out seven years later is how the Democratic-media complex (DMC) seems to have erased its past and changed its standards for no greater purpose than to make Trump's occasionally crude behavior seem aberrant, if not downright un-American. When asked today why they hate Trump so intensely, political adversaries are still citing Trump's willingness to mock a disabled reporter; his Access Hollywood “p----” tape; and, of course, his presumed racism and imaginary dabbling in white supremacy.

Nothing Trump has ever said or done, however, measures up to the relentless vulgarity on seemingly hilarious display at the ComedyCentralroast. Calculating his own political future, perhaps, Trump was the only participant who shied from the gleeful sexism, ageism, racism, slut-shaming, fat-shaming, gay-bashing, and disability-mocking that characterized the evening.

-Comedian Anthony Jeweling referring to Whitney Cummings as “a glint in the eye of the man who raped her mother.” Marley Marlin using signs to imply that her female co-panelists regularly engaged in fellatio.

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-Comedian Jeff Ross saying of Trump, “We both fantasize about his daughter,” with both Melania and Ivanka in attendance. In March 2011, however, there were no jokes suggesting that Trump is a racist despite the fact that he had already begun talking publicly about Barack Obama's birth certificate or lack of the same.

At the time, Trump and black rapper Snoop Dogg were on good terms. In October 2016, with the election seemingly in the bag, the Huffington Post resurfaced the roast.

In October 2016, this seemed to the Huffington Post further proof of Trump's unfitness for office. In 2016, however, Harvey Weinstein was still, in Beryl Street's memorable turn of phrase, “God,” and Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby were members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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