POSTED BY STUART LEVINE
For years I’ve watched the Comedy Central roast and, while trying to catch my breath in-between laughs, I often wondered how much funnier it would be in person and witness the unedited version.
Bob Saget received a vicious skewering from the dais, which included Greg Giraldo, Gilbert Gottfried, Norm MacDonald, Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cloris Leachman, Jon Lovitz, Jeffrey Ross, Jim Norton and Brian Posehn (“The Sarah Silverman Show”).
Roastmaster John Stamos, who co-starred with Saget on “Full House,” did a workmanlike job hosting the gala, and got off some nice zingers of his own.
Saget took it all in stride, with vile jokes concerning everything from his “association” with the Olsen twins, to his new own bawdy standup routine, to the kids of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” to his appearance on “Entourage” and, of course, questioning his heterosexuality.
It was all in good jest, of course, and while most of the roastees were hysterical — though MacDonald and Lovitz shouldn’t quit their day job, whatever that is these days — no one rocked the house as much as 82-year-old Leachman, who was as blue and filthy as any of the boys.
In her first comments after reaching the podium, the Oscar and Emmy winner openly pined — in a very blue way, of course — for a one-night stand with Stamos, who offered up a big smooch (photo above) immediately after she finished her routine. Good for her!
One of her best riffs might’ve gone over the heads of the prime Comedy Central demo.
“When Mary Tyler Moore has an orgasm, she throws her hat in the air.” Priceless.
Show, which taped on the Warner Bros. lot, airs Aug. 17, and I’m curious to see what makes the final 90-minute cut. Whatever does survive the edit, be sure the kids are out of the room.