Recent celebs/figures saluted include Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, and Roseanne.
[bold]Who would you suggest should be roasted soon?[/bold]
(I'm ready for Rush Limbaugh.)
It will never happen, but Oprah.
Elton John, who has become a caricature of himself.
All of the above have absolutely no sense of humor/irony,especially about themselves.
I think that is the idea
Didn't they already have a roast for Charlie Sheen?
Chef Gordon Ramsay. Given his personality, a roast seems like the kind of humor that's right up his alley.
Lohan -- she could use the money, and God knows there's enough material for ten roasts.
In a fantasy world, I'd love to see Mitt Romney raked over the coals with the filthiest language imaginable, and frequent cuts to Shitty Little Ann in the audience.
Donald Trump was the worst roast-taker in human history (yes, worse than Chevy Chase if you imagine that). If you watch clips of his roast on YT, he had an expression on his face like he sat down on an icicle; never smiled or laughed once, he looked like he was in physical pain. Completely incapable of laughing at himself.
The "idea" is it's funny when the roastee can laugh at themselves,while we laugh at them.
Elton John needs to write the NEXT JAMES BOND THEME. Pass it on.
Roasts are usually in the spirit of shared affection. Someone like Rush Limbaugh is too widely hated (especially by generally left-leaning entertainers) to ever warrant a roast. Conservatives can't do comedy anyway, as everyone knows.
The best celebs to roast are ones with a notorious, turbulent reputation - yet still have a big, whacky enough sense of humor to chuckle at themselves (Charlie Sheen, Roseanne & William Shatner being good examples, they all appeared to get a kick out of it). That's why I believe Chef Gordon Ramsay would make the ideal roastee.