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Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner -- It's William Shatner's turn to step into the celebrity hot seat at The Comedy Central Roast. Featuring George Takei, Patton Oswalt, Ben Stiller, Artie Lange, and more.


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Release Date:
20 August 2006 (USA) See more »
The Shat hits the fan.
It's William Shatner's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Who are these nobodies? See more (17 total) »


  (in credits order)

William Shatner ... Himself

Jason Alexander ... Himself - Roastmaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sandra Bullock ... Herself - Filmed Roaster
Debra 'Debbie' Clark ... Memphisgal

Andy Dick ... Himself - Roaster

Farrah Fawcett ... Herself - Roaster

Greg Giraldo ... Himself - Roaster

Clint Howard ... Balok

Jimmy Kimmel ... Himself - Filmed Roaster

Lisa Lampanelli ... Herself - Roaster

Artie Lange ... Himself - Roaster
Pierangeli Llinas ... Herself
Craig J. Nevius ... Himself

Nichelle Nichols ... Herself - Roaster

Leonard Nimoy ... Himself

Patton Oswalt ... Himself - Roaster

Kevin Pollak ... Himself - Roaster

Brian Posehn ... Himself - Audience

Jeffrey Ross ... Himself - Roaster

Sarah Silverman ... Herself - Filmed Roaster

Ben Stiller ... Himself - Filmed Roaster

George Takei ... Himself - Roaster

Betty White ... Herself - Roaster

Fred Willard ... Himself - Roaster

Rene Auberjonois ... Himself - Audience (uncredited)

David Carradine ... Himself - Audience (uncredited)

Roger Corman ... Himself - Audience (uncredited)

Carrie Fisher ... Herself - Audience (uncredited)

Jeri Ryan ... Herself - Audience (uncredited)
Jessica Slusser ... Herself - Audience (uncredited)

Brent Spiner ... Himself - Audience (uncredited)

Cedric Yarbrough ... Himself - Audience (uncredited)

Adrian Zmed ... Himself - Audience (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Gallen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Ferrucci  consultant writer (uncredited)
Mathew Harawitz  consulting writer (uncredited)
Joe Kelly  consulting writer (uncredited)
Aaron Matthew Lee  uncredited
Michael Rowe  contributing writer (uncredited)
Chad Zumock  uncredited

Produced by
Rick Austin .... producer
Rob Crawford .... audience producer
Joel Gallen .... executive producer
Michelle Wilker .... associate producer
Film Editing by
Bill DeRonde 
Narumi Inatsugu 
Production Design by
John Calkins 
Costume Design by
Paula Elins 
Makeup Department
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects artist
Calvin Scott .... assistant makeup artist
Randy Westgate .... makeup department head
Production Management
Mike Rothman .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Kettle .... associate director
Sound Department
Jamie Santos .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Allen Branton .... lighting designer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Masuda .... dressing rooms coordinator
Editorial Department
Kevin Brauss .... post-production assistant
A.J. Catoline .... film segments
Ben Folts .... assistant editor
Brad Gilson .... assistant editor
David Kuther .... promo editor
Kevin O'Dea .... assistant editor
Gerardo F. Santos .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Larry Shure .... music supervisor
Other crew
Brandon Bennett .... production assistant
Ben Biscotti .... audience coordinator
Bart Coleman .... director of talent
Rob Crawford .... audience producer
Charlotte Dunnam .... assistant to executive producer
Michael Ferrucci .... consultant (as Mike Ferrucci)
Donna M. Fields .... archive footage provider
Shelli Fitzgerald .... talent escort
Athena Zoe Hogue .... office receptionist
Ray James .... consultant
Joe Kelly .... consultant
Kate Kelly .... talent coordinator
Aaron Matthew Lee .... executive consultant (as Aaron Lee)
Johnny Byul Lee .... audience coordinator
Michael Percival .... location manager
Brooke Pobjoy .... production assistant
Paul Prado .... production assistant
Jill Rudison .... talent assistant
Erika Wakker .... talent assistant
Allan Wells .... technical director
Matt Wise .... production assistant
Peggy Yen .... production coordinator
Christopher T. Carley .... special thanks
Stacey Luchs .... special thanks
Larry A. Thompson .... very special thanks

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Additional Details

USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Audience members included Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Rene Auberjonois, Cedric Yarbrough and Carrie Fisher. During the show, Andy Dick licked the side of Carrie Fisher's face, after which she licked his in return.See more »
[imitating Shatner, after the Kirk/Uhura kiss]
Nichelle Nichols:Sulu... used... more tongue!
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Featured in To Be Takei (2014)See more »


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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Who are these nobodies?, 22 May 2011
Author: dimplet from United States

Putrid beyond belief. Avoid this at all costs, especially while eating. It will literally turn your stomach.

Greg Giraldo, I never heard of you before, and, after watching this travesty, I shall avoid ever watching anything with you in it for the rest of my life. I have never, ever seen such disgusting, mean, vulgar remarks masquerading as "humor." You should be ashamed of yourself.

And aside from his remark about Incubus in Esperanto, Jason Alexander wasn't much better -- not a funny remark to be found, just crude insults, mostly directed at other attendees. I remember the old Dean Martin roasts, and Jason Alexander, you are no Dean Martin.

Those old roasts had plenty of insults, but they were clever, and everyone knew they were meant in jest, mostly. The results were hilarious, and masterfully delivered. This Comedy Central updated version is not worthy of the name "roast." I'm sorry, but even Betty White's remarks were in bad taste.

As to the rest of these nobodies: Andy Dick, Clint Howard, Lisa Lampanelli, Artie Lange, Pierangeli Llinas, Craig J. Nevius and Debra 'Debbie' Clark, may you all roast in hell.

Surely, there was plenty of fodder for humor in William Shatner's long career, beginning with his appearances on The Twilight Zone, but it is obvious that none of these bozos ever saw Shatner's old work, and it is not obvious that they had even heard of him before that evening. If they had, they weren't intelligent to come up with anything witty and pertinent to say.

What astonishes me is this travesty actually had "writers," and they were willing to have their names listed in the credits! So, here they are: Michael Ferrucci, Mathew Harawitz, Joe Kelly, Aaron Matthew Lee, Michael Rowe, Chad Zumock. May you spend eternity in the TV Hall of Shame.

And then there is director Joel Gallen. After looking at your credits, I can see why I've never heard of you before. What truly amazes me is how many of your productions are dominated by votes of 9 or 10 stars! So, Joel, how much did it cost you per vote? You are so pathetic, it's pitiful, and out of pity I have changed my vote from 1 to 10.

If you liked this roast, you will love the "Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav," rated 7.3, featuring insults from Greg Giraldo, Snoop Dogg and Ron Jeremy.

Note to Comedy Central: Clever insults from Jimmy Stewart are funny, stupid, obscene insults from a-hole scum b-gs aren't. (Are we laughing, yet? Aren't mean-spirited comments hilarious? When do I get paid for being a "comedy" writer?)

As to the audience, if they had any sense of decency, they would have walked out. Heck, if I were Shatner, I would have walked out. But you can't do that when you agree to a roast. Shatner knew what was going on when he called the assemblage "nobodies." But, sadly, he resorted to crude obscenities, too.

So, don't bother with this, unless it is shown on broadcast television during primetime -- then it would be only about five minutes long.

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