Alec Baldwin (2019)
Alec Baldwin was the absolute perfect contender for the Roast seat in 2019 because he seemed to have overcome an absurd amount of controversy that Will & Grace's Sean Hayes addressed with: "You're here because Hollywood believes in second chances and in your case way more than that" and "Don’t worry, Alec, nothing said tonight will be meaner than what you left on your daughter’s voicemail."
This was a great year for roasts with a great line-up of roasters like Ken Jeong, Nikki Glaser, Caitlyn Jenner, and even his own daughter Ireland!
Justin Bieber (2015)
Justin had been begging the public via social media for a roast, and Comedy Central obliged! It helped that he was one of the most hated people on earth at the time, considering there was a petition with hundreds of thousands of signatures to have him deported! This was at the height of his public trouble, DUI's, cheating scandals, and buying/losing a monkey!
Chris D'Elia said it best: "You are literally a guy who has it all. Except for respect, love, friends, good parents, and a Grammy."
Rob Lowe (2016)
Rob Lowe's Roast was especially fun because of one surprise roaster... Ann Coulter! This was the election year for Trump and Ann Coulter was quite hated for her very public extreme racism and homophobia so her fellow roastee's turned the Roast of Rob Lowe into a roast of Ann Coulter. This was at a time when the US needed to let out some steam.
Singer Jewell gushed: "As a feminist, I can’t support everything that’s being said up here tonight. But as somebody who hates Ann Coulter, I'm delighted."
James Franco (2013)
James was on top of the world during this Roast. And he was almost too easy a target! He was known for bombing during his hosting of the Oscars and his countless failed movies. He is also famously known for having many comic friends and boy, oh boy, did those same friends dig into him.
Nick Kroll took a jab at his constantly tired eyes look with "If at any point James fully opens his eyes tonight, there will be six more weeks of summer."
Charlie Sheen (2011)
The king of controversy Charlie Sheen took a huge beating during this roast. He was on every headline for his self-destructive and erratic behavior and his famous friends had a field day with them.
"You're the black sheep of a family responsible for three Mighty Ducks movies," said Roast king Jeff Ross.
"Charlie, I'm 80 years old. You're, what, 47? How come we look like we went to high school together." -Star Trek legend William Shatner.
Donald Trump (2011)
Before he was United States President, he served time on the Roast seat of Comedy Central. Many of the jokes pulled on him that night could even still be applied today!
Hilarious Whitney Cummings dug: "Donald Trump, you are known for your terrible haircut and now I can see why. Your hair sucks. You look like Justin Bieber caught on fire."
David Hasselhoff (2010)
Well known good sport, David Hasselhoff has always been able to laugh at himself and he was laughing so hard his "face hurt". His past alcoholism issues and embarrassing film and TV roles were the main focus of the night. David can also dish it as he can take it, he dished out his burns with impeccable delivery!
"How do you put someone down when they are already lying shirtless on the floor?" said Family Guy's Seth McFarland.
Bruce Willis (2018)
One of the world's greatest action stars was an impressively easy punching bag. Bruce Willis had an A-list roasting panel to light into him with Edward Norton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and returning champ Martha Stewart!
Even his ex-wife Demi Moore surprised him on stage that night! Her jokes were a HIT: "I was married to Bruce for the first three Die Hard movies, which makes sense because the last two sucked."
We can't wait for the next roast!