Monday, August 21, 2006

The Shatner Roast

Last night, Comedy Central aired the William Shatner roast. I've really been looking forward to this, becuase there is just so much you can roast this guy on.

Boy, was I disappointed. This was one of the worst shows I've ever seen on TV, and that's really saying something. All totaled, I'm sure you could have pulled about five minutes out it that were good...Takei's comment about Takei rhyming with toupe certainly comes to mind.

First of all, I didn't even know who most of the comedians were, and it was obvious why...they were horrible.

Most of the roasters spent their time insulting the other roasters, rather than focusing on Shat....and the jokes were insults, not jokes. Modern comedians seem to think that the only way they can be funny is to be vulgar. I don't mind a little vulgarity in humor...Robin Williams is my favorite comedian, but he knows when to use it. With some of the comedians on this show, you really couldn't even tell what they were saying because of the amount of bleeping over their language.

Also, George Takei is gay...does every single person have to comment on it? And let's face it, the jokes were all the same, just re-told in a different way.

Overall, Comedy Central should be ashamed to have put something like this on the air. It wasn't funny, and it made South Park look like Leave it to Beaver. This could have been great, but it wasn't...

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