So the people at Comedy Central Asia let me preview the Emmy Award winning programme/event “Comedy Central ROAST”.
In the hot seat for the one-hour special this year is Roseanne Barr. If you don’t know, Roseanne Barr is a larger than life award winning actress, comedian, TV producer, writer and director.
Hosted by Jane Lynch (or Sue Slyvester if you like), the roasters in this edition are Seth Green, “Star Wars” Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, and Golden Globe-winning actress Katey Sagel, as well as Anthony Jeselnik, Jeffrey Ross, Amy Schumer, Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady and Gilbert Gottfried.
I must admit that I don’t know who most of them are given that I don’t watch a lot of TV any more. I’ve also been sucked so deep into Hallyuwood for the most of 2012 that I’ve lost most of my “Americanisms”. Haha. (My colleagues used to say I’m half-American but now they just think I’m Korean. :|)
Still, it is very entertaining and fun to watch even though some of the roast (ie good natured ribbing) were too American for me to understand. Lots of Star Wars references too. LOL. Katey Sagel, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Jeselnik are hilarious! And needless to say, Roseanne Barr is THE BEST. The things she says are GOLD.
Finally, I must add that the Asian edition had blurred out all the cleavages amongst all the female roasters… which in itself is quite hilarious. Hahaha.
The TV premiere of Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne is on tonight, 22 December 2012 at 9 pm (SG) on Starhub Channel 516 (standard) and 563 (HD).
Repeats are on 23 December 2012, 7 am (SG) and 5.30 pm (SG), and 24 December 2012 at 9 pm (SG).