View Full Version : The Shat Hits the Fan!! Roast of William Shatner on Comedy Central
08-18-2006, 07:21 AM
This airs Sunday Aug. 19th 9PM Central. I had seen some the scenes on Comedycentral.com. Carrie Fisher was there and there was a hilarious conversation between Bill and Leonard over the phone. This is going to be great!!!!:thumbsup::D
08-18-2006, 08:36 AM
Sadly I'm going to miss this one. Due to a scheduling snafu on my part I'll be busy sorting socks and organizing my cd/dvd collection while the show is on. I just wish I could rearrange a time for these important tasks so I could watch this.
I'll be sure to watch it, Betty White was hilarious in that one clip where she said "We all know Shatner's nuts...but George has ****** them!" and then they cut to George Takei laughing. lol lol lol
08-18-2006, 01:10 PM
Holy carp!! I'm sure someone will be along shortly to edit that post, but I'm laughing my butt off.
I didn't bother with the Pamela Anderson roast (I despise her, and the whole premise seemed pointless), but I'll have to check this one out. Thankfully I'll have the east coast feed for Deadwood.) Shatner rules. I find it funny that the guy recognizes he's something of a joke who starred in one extremely popular TV series, and runs with it. Maybe next year, Comedy Central will roast David Hasselhoff.
08-18-2006, 03:33 PM
I... heard that it... will run... long... due to... all... the...
... pauses... the roasters...
Possible lame jokes:
"He couldn't be here tonight, PriceLine lost his reservation."
"He couldn't be here tonight, he threw out his back rolling over his limo's hood."
"He couldn't be here tonight, an unseen creature killed him on his flight here."
"Star Trek? I thought it was Start Wreck."
"How could a cop be a hooker?"
Yes. Quite... lame. :rolleyes:
08-18-2006, 03:34 PM
"Denny Crane." - Denny Crane
08-18-2006, 04:22 PM
I love Patton Oswalt in that one commercial where he whips out a paper bag and asks Shatner to act his way out of it. I think Shatner is the best, he's got some real acting chops but often falls back on his cheese and that's fun too, he's got this noble ideal of what his characters should be and he sorta lives to it. Plus he really made Captain Kirk a larger-than-life character that nobody else could ever duplicate. So it should be a real hootenanny to watch him get chewed up in this roast. :D I hope the uncensored version is going to air the Saturday night afterwards, that'll be awesome.
BTW, anybody seen the newest commercial for it capitalizing on Andy Dick's publicized lunacy at the roast? Very smart of Comedy Central!
08-21-2006, 01:43 AM
OH MY GAWD!!!! The roast was awesome!!!! Brutal, disgusting, but hilarious!!:D :thumbsup: As they all are. It should've been the roast of George Tah-Kay. They ripped him from stem to stern. But Takei's set was really so over the top you couldn't help but laugh....and cringe at the same time. :D
The few shots in the audience at the time when everyone was coveing their faces while cringing was priceless. But the best part was watching the segments of the Shatman doing his singing. I about fell on the floor when it showed him doing something on that sow with that other guy singing "keep it g**, keep it g**, keep it g**, keep it g**, keep it g**, keep it g**!!!!:D I was suprised that there wasn't more rips on him in reference to the geek empire he created. But the ones said were great.
I can't wait for the uncut release on DVD!!
08-22-2006, 08:30 AM
I was the slightest bit disappointed. I'll be the first to admit that the original Star Trek with all it's cheesy effects, bad acting, and melodramatic stories was a huge part of my life and that William Shatner was a large part of that, large enough that I were I to meet him or ever speak at an event in his honor I would sound like I was completely sucking up . . . but it's William Freaking Shatner! Jokes should come unbidden and be remorseless and relentless. His entire career has been one load of roast fodder after another.
I almost found myself agreeing with the Shat when he got up and said how many of them just weren't funny. I almost wish Jimmy Doohan were still alive. That roast would have been elevated to a whole new level if he got up there drunk as hell and just let Shatner have it. Inappropriate to the spirit of it, yes, but belly laugh inducing.
There were great parts. The captain's chair was perfect. It was a great example of giving him hell while reminding us all he was the man in charge of a cultural phenomenon. Of all parts of it I laughed the hardest at Nichel Nichols when she ended the sentence that began with, "Bill, let's make history again . . ." I also got a pretty good laugh when Shatner told Takei what he could not do but turned and thanked Nichols. The other really funny line I thought was the line about Shatner coming [into the room] on a horse.
Ha, ha, it's Yiddish, the past tense of ****ner. Hee, hee.
I'm kind of surprised actors from other Star Treks didn't get up to speak. Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner (who was in the audience) could have written speeches that would have been really funny.
Andy Dick should have been shot the moment he looked like he was going to lick a second person. Sometimes he can be outrageously funny but the other 99.99% of the time, he really does need to be shot.
08-22-2006, 09:36 AM
I just watched about the first 30 minutes. I did like the opening montage of clips. The first roaster (I cannot recall his name) seemed to focus more on the guests than Shat himself; BTW, his folded piece of notebook paper was a classy, organized touch (yeah, I know, it was just a roast after all). From what I saw, it was okay. I'll catch the rare re-runs that'll follow.
I never liked the original Trek and I don't think highly of Shatner as anything other than a joke, so it worked for me to see him lampooned. I didn't see all of the Roast but there was some good stuff in there.
08-22-2006, 08:59 PM
I thought the roast was really really funny, but they could have done a lot better of a roast with Shatner as the guest of honor and didn't quite deliver the smart stuff. Yeah yeah, we got it, Sulu is gay, did that really need to be every 3rd joke in the show? But I laughed so hard at some of that stuff, and George Takei giving Shatner the business was too much. I think they really need to get the hell away from Colin Quinn's Tough Crowd leftovers though, Lisa Lampinelli, Greg Giraldo, Arte Lange, and even Jeff Ross are all overused in these things.
One thing I did notice about this roast is that everybody on that dais seemed to really respect Shatner when all was said and done, that was cool, it's easy to dump on someone you think **** of, but it's a lot more interesting when you have looked up to the guy at some point in your lifetime.
Dane Cook's comment about Gina Gershon is still the funniest thing I've seen on any of these Roasts. lol
Agreed with JT about the comedian leftovers. These Comedy Central versions, while funny, seem of a lower quality than the Friar's Club Roasts that they used to air.
09-19-2011, 11:34 PM
Really? We didn't have any other threads on the Comedy Central Roasts? And with their newest one for Charlie Sheen premiering tonight?
09-20-2011, 08:36 PM
So, does that mean that no one watched it or even cared it was on?
09-21-2011, 12:55 PM
I cared, watched, and loved it. I've loved them all though. Anthony Jeselnik and Amy Schumer stole the show. I was glad they brought Anthony back from the alst one because he was the best one from that one. Seth McFarlane hosting really works for me. In the past they have used someone close to the roastee and that usually fails because they are not that funny. I believe they should also use only comedians and not stars. Kate Walsh and Mike Tyson had a few good lines, but they for the most part were not funny.
09-27-2011, 01:45 PM
I watched it, took me a whole week to get through it in stops and starts. Just lame as hell, and this was easily the laziest set they've ever done. The dais largely sucked, actually it was Shatner who took the idea of the roast to heart the best. Charlie's speech at the end proved he didn't get it.
09-27-2011, 03:14 PM
I haven't watched a single one since they stopped roasting legendary comedians and went with mostly flash-in-the-pan cretins. (Okay, Sheen isn't exactly a flash-in-the-pan, but the current fascination with him is, and he's definitely a cretin.)
09-27-2011, 07:45 PM
Just lame as hell
Wow, that's pretty harsh. I thought the actual comedians were pretty good.
08-16-2012, 08:20 PM
The recent Rosanne roast was "eh," except for Gilbert Godfried.
08-16-2012, 10:11 PM
Godfried was great. I thought Jeselnik was excellent. Carrie Fisher was surprisingly good.
08-17-2012, 07:06 PM
I forgot about Princess Lay-ya. She was sharp. Actually, Ellen Barkan was good, too. Most of the rest were just dull to me.
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