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Jeff Ross Roasts Charlie Sheen on Tour ... This Special Needs to Happen (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Apr 21st 2011 4:45PM
Just when Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth was headed towards complete implosion, it's been saved by comedian and Roastmaster General Jeff Ross.

For the past few nights of the tour, Ross has assumed the role of traveling roaster, saving paying audiences from having to listen to Sheen's rambling storytelling and finally giving people what they've really wanted all along: the unadulterated joy that comes from laughing your tail off at Charlie Sheen's expense.

It's a development that raises the possibility that Ross could parlay this tour into an-all out, official Friar's Club Roast on Comedy Central, which has the potential to turn into one of the most hilarious, out-of-control television events ever.

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Why the Joan Rivers Roast should be tighter and funnier than her current facelift

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 28th 2009 4:30PM
Joan RiversThe traditional comedy roast has been hijacked by the cable networks and reproduced with more disappointing results than a sperm bank run by General Motors.

Comedy Central has done the best job for the most part while others like A&E's extremely mismanaged Gene Simmons Roast made for lower quality television are as horrific as those painfully dated Dean Martin's Roasts that are sold on infomercials in the wee small hours of the morning.

The secret to doing a good roast isn't really that much of a secret: hire people who are actually paid to be funny. That's why the Roast of Joan Rivers could be the best one yet.

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The second to next best thing

by Paul Goebel, posted Mar 8th 2007 11:21AM

William ShatnerThe other day I auditioned for a new reality show. I can't tell you the name of the show but I will tell you the premise.

It's a competition a la American Idol, except the talent in this competition is impersonation. You might say the producers aren't looking for real celebrities but instead are looking for "the next best thing."

Now when I first heard about the show, I assumed it was all about impressions. I couldn't have been more wrong.

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