After a year filled with playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and getting arrested for punching someone in the face, Alec Baldwin is preparing to get seriously dunked on. Comedy Central announced today that it has chosen Baldwin as the centerpiece of its next Comedy Central Roast, which will tape in New York this summer and air later on the network at an unannounced date. “Getting roasted will be the greatest honor of my lifetime besides being a father, a husband, hosting SNL seventeen times, receiving Golden Globes, Emmys, and working with Martin Scorsese,” said Baldwin on the news. Baldwin follows a long line of Comedy Central roastees, including James Franco (2013), Justin Bieber (2015), Rob Lowe (2016), and most recently Bruce Willis, whose roast aired last summer. Check out the first promo for the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin below, in which the actor claims he “can’t find anything to criticize” about himself — we’ll see … [Read more...] about Prepare Yourselves for the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin
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This article is from the archive of our partner . Forget whether he's a legit presidential candidate--for two decades, the press has been trying to figure out if Donald Trump is really the deal-making billionaire he claims to be. Now that he's saturating the airwaves with his birtherism and polling well among Republican voters, reporters are the saying the "financially embattled thousandaire" will never officially run, because he'd have to disclose how much money he actually has. But Politico's Maggie Haberman reports that Trump is not a closeted pauper, but in fact far richer than previously reported, with a net worth of about $7 billion. That sounds suspiciously like what someone from Trump's PR office would say, but who knows? Even financial reporters have found it difficult to figure out how much The Donald owns--and he's harassed at least one who's tried. So, following on our political history of Donald Trump's publicity, here is a history of the press's best guesstimates. March … [Read more...] about A History of Donald Trump’s Net Worth Publicity (1988-2011)
Samantha Bee delivered a scathing roast of Donald Trump at the second annual Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. Friday. With the real White House Correspondents Dinner taking a comedy-free route after Michelle Wolf’s controversial speech in 2018, and with Trump still not attending the annual event, Bee warned the president, “I’m going to roast you as if you are here tonight.” “I thought long and hard about what I would say if I was ever in the same room as you. I mean, what I’d say after ‘Hey, let go! I’m not a bowling bowl.’ It’s funny because he’s a sexual assaulter,” Bee said. “There are so many you could say about this president: That’s he vicious, vindictive, stupid, unattractive, unloved and will die alone, but what can we say that Melania hasn’t already said?” Related See Will Ferrell's George W. Bush Visit Not the White House … [Read more...] about See Samantha Bee’s Scathing Roast of Donald Trump at Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Comedy Central is a network forever scrambling to stay ahead of the cultural Zeitgeist. Like its corporate siblings MTV and Nickelodeon, the channel has historically aimed its programming at younger audiences, a group notable for notoriously fickle and ever-evolving tastes. Over the years, Comedy Central’s focus on viewers under 35 (and particularly young men) has resulted in some pretty dramatic shifts in tone: The late 1990s frat boy antics of Craig Kilborn and Jimmy Kimmel’s The Man Show gave way to the sharp political satire of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert,and Dave Chapelle, which then evolved into the cultural commentary of Key and Peele, Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City. Now, with the Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer-led Broad City wrapping up its run Thursday night, Comedy Central is ready to reinvent itself again. While it’s hardly giving up on younger men and hard-core comedy lovers, the network is increasingly going after older eyeballs and more casual comedy … [Read more...] about With Broad City Ending, Has Comedy Central Already Found Its Next Hits?
The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe was filmed Saturday night at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. Rob Lowe onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (Getty Images) The star-studded panel took turns launching shots at Lowe and each other, yet according to Variety, no one got it worse than conservative pundit Ann Coulter. Coulter admitted during her own set that she was only there to promote her new book, “In Trump We Trust,” but her fellow roasters used her appearance to criticize both Coulter and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Ann Coulter speaks onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (Getty Images) Here are just a few of the jokes Coulter had to endure. Pete Davidson: “Ann describes herself as a polemicist but most people call her a cunt. A racist cunt.” “If you are here, Ann, who is scaring the crows away from our crops?” Rob Lowe: “After seeing your set tonight, we’ve seen the first bombing you can’t … [Read more...] about Comedy Central Roast Of Rob Lowe Quickly Becomes Open Season On Ann Coulter