A Brief Taxonomy of Roasts
Trawling YouTube is a weekly look at one interesting story or oddity from YouTube. You ever go down a YouTube rabbit hole and suddenly you’ve wasted five hours watching every Madonna video? This is about those rabbit holes, but the comedy-related ones. When the kush too loud. When someone hand... [Read More]
A Brief Taxonomy of Roasts
Trawling YouTube is a weekly look at one interesting story or oddity from YouTube. You ever go down a YouTube rabbit hole and suddenly you’ve wasted five hours watching every Madonna video? This is about those rabbit holes, but the comedy-related ones. When the kush too loud. When someone hand... [Read More]
The 'Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber' Airs on March 30th
by Megh Wright Get ready for the biggest train wreck on Comedy Central next month. The network announced today that the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber is set to air on Monday, March 30th. The lineup of roasters has not yet been revealed, but Kevin Hart will serve as roast master. Recent roast... [Read More]
The Next 'Comedy Central Roast' Will Take on Justin Bieber
by Megh Wright Comedy Central just revealed its next Comedy Central Roast victim, and they couldn't have made an easier choice. Network president Kent Alterman confirmed today that Justin Bieber will be the next celebrity to get his own roast special, though an air date for the ceremony has not yet ... [Read More]
Would You Want to Be Roasted? Asking Bill Hader, Paul Scheer, Pete Holmes, and More
by Elise Czajkowski With last night's James Franco roast falling more in the tradition of classic roasts, we at Splitsider feel there's reason to be optimistic that upcoming Comedy Central's roasts will be fun, personal affairs rather than mean-spirited skewerings of unlikeable reality show stars. W... [Read More]
Remembering Patrice O'Neal
After suffering a stroke last month, the great Patrice O'Neal has passed away. This is extremely devastating news. Patrice was one of the best comics working today. With a biting wit that sliced through pretenses, he broached taboo topics like f... [Read More]
Nothing's Off-Limits for Jeffrey Ross
Imagining what it would be like if Roast Master General Jeffrey Ross roasted himself is a little like wondering if God could make a boulder so heavy He couldn't lift it, except watching a deity pick up a rock wouldn't be super hilarious. I... [Read More]
The Situation Runs Into Trouble at The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump
There were a lot of great jokes at last night's Roast of Donald Trump, but today, some of the most talked about bits are the ones that fell short of their intended targets. I'm referring of course to The Situation's set, which proved t... [Read More]