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Release Date:
20 August 2006 (USA) See more »
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The Shat hits the fan.
Plot:
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 »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Take note, Chevy Chase - this is how you accept a proper roasting! See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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
 
Thanks
Christopher T. Carley .... special thanks
Stacey Luchs .... special thanks
Larry A. Thompson .... very special thanks
 

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USA:90 min
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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 »
Quotes:
[having his ear licked by Andy Dick]
Patton Oswalt:Oh, Jesus Christ!
[Dick sits down, and Oswalt waves to his crotch]
Patton Oswalt:Bye-bye, erection!
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30 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Take note, Chevy Chase - this is how you accept a proper roasting!, 20 August 2006
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

Although I have not personally seen the entire program, I have heard from numerous sources that the "N.Y. Friars Roast of Chevy Chase" broadcast on Comedy Central a few years ago was such a disaster that even Comedy Central acknowledged its failure and vowed never to air it on television again. So far they have apparently kept to their promise. Part of the reason the show was so horrendous was apparently due to the fact that the roast's subject, Mr. Chase, did not approve of the jokes targeting his career. He was also upset that none of his old "friends" from his "SNL" days had shown up (except for one or two no-names who never found a career outside of the program) - the same "friends" of Chevy that later voted him as the least-liked cast member in the history of "SNL." Now, I hold nothing against Chevy Chase. He's pretty funny (well, was, anyway) in those '80s comedy like "Vacation" and "Caddyshack." But from what I've seen of the program he really didn't understand the concept at all.

William Shatner, on the other hand, takes the extreme criticism in stride. He's a good sport all through this roast - some of the jokes are truly brutal, ranging from verbal jabs at his alleged hairpiece to his singing career and of course his infamous acting chops. Shatner's good humor surrounding the entire ordeal elevates this program - because I'm sure I would have felt less content to laugh along with all the jokes if Shatner had thrown a Chevy Chase and been a jerk about it.

This isn't quite as good as last year's Pamela Anderson roast, I must say. Overall the jokes are tamer (excluding some crude references to a gay "Star Trek" castmember and his private activities, so to speak) - which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I felt as though a lot of the dirtier stuff had been cut out. This doesn't bother me as much as the fact that the cuts were made fairly obvious. No doubt Comedy Central will feature some type of "Uncut" DVD in the future with bonus material "too raunchy for television."

Plus, I absolutely HATED the fact that they cut numerous roasters' speeches short. I understand there were time constraints, but the first one who should have been axed was Farrah Fawcett, whose speech was absolutely horrid. Apparently trying to make fun of her notorious Letterman appearance from a few years back, it quickly dissolved into another case of a joke falling victim to its own subject - she was wasted out of her mind! She completely messed up her jokes, kept turning away from the microphone (making it hard to hear what she was saying), and just generally ruined the vibe of the entire thing. The audience members (including Carrie Fisher, who gets stabbed with jokes a few times linked to her weight gain) were straining to laugh.

Instead, I would have FAR preferred to see comedy genius Fred Willard's speech. They decided to cut it short and give us probably less than a minute or so of what he actually said when the show was recorded last week. Willard is such a fine, dry comedian - chances are his jokes just weren't understood by the editors of this show, who are obviously in favor of the more obvious, deliberately crude material.

Basically the whole thing about the gay Star Trek member was funny the first few dozen times, but it's akin to Pam Anderson's boob jokes from last year getting old - enough is enough. Not that I'm complaining, but Andy Dick and Kevin Pollak were also cut short (I could go without hearing Dick's entire routine, I admit) - and the editing is more choppy than last year's roast, resulting in noticeable skips - as if the editors selected the "best" of each roaster and spliced it together.

But these flaws aside, the show WAS very funny. I laughed my head off when Ben Stiller appeared in a pre-recorded roast to Shatner. Unexpected and hilarious, Stiller's was one of my favorite segments of the entire program! Jason Alexander was a surprisingly good host, although he seemed a bit hesitative and unsure at times. Overall I think I preferred Kimmel's more cynical presentation from last year's, but again, it's a minor complaint.

Overall if you're a fan of these roasts you'll love this. There are some great moments such as the Shatner music flashbacks - including video pieces from his infamous "Rocket Man" performance from years ago. Shatner takes it all in stride and comes across as a really nice, likable guy - even after all is said and done he gets up and delivers a tongue-in-cheek roast to himself.

This may not be quite as unexpected, irreverent or downright hilarious as the Pamela Anderson roast, but just barely. My only complaints, as I mentioned above, were the editing choices, really - apart from that, it was another job well done on Comedy Central's behalf! As an aside, I'd really love to see "The Roast of David Hasselhoff" next year. NO ONE deserves a roast as much as this guy does. So I'll have my fingers crossed for the next year, I suppose.

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