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Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (2006)

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Special 20 August 2006
It's William Shatner's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast. A parade of Shatner's friends have gotten together to boldly go ... See full summary »

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Joel Gallen
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Self
Jason Alexander ... Self - Roastmaster
Farrah Fawcett ... Self - Roaster
Jeffrey Ross ... Self - Roaster
Andy Dick ... Self - Roaster
Greg Giraldo ... Self - Roaster
Lisa Lampanelli ... Self - Roaster
Artie Lange ... Self - Roaster
Nichelle Nichols ... Self - Roaster
Patton Oswalt ... Self - Roaster
Kevin Pollak ... Self - Roaster
George Takei ... Self - Roaster
Betty White ... Self - Roaster
Fred Willard ... Self - Roaster
Jimmy Kimmel ... Self (archive footage)
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It's William Shatner's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast. A parade of Shatner's friends have gotten together to boldly go where no one has gone before: on William Shatner's sh*tlist. Tune in as some of Shatner's closest friends hang out, have a few drinks, listen to a live performance by one of the hottest bands around, and then spend ninety minutes ridiculing and insulting the man behind Captain Kirk. So sit back and enjoy the night of insults as Shatner's tries not to lose his cool - or his toupee! Written by Comedy Central

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The Shat hits the fan.

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Comedy

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Trivia

Leonard Nimoy appeared in the intro, having a phone call with Shatner in the broadcast version. The DVD omits this intro. See more »

Quotes

Greg Giraldo: Then, there was T.J. Hooker. The only thing I remember about that show was your hair and that hot chick, what's her face? Adrian Zmed. What happened to her?
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version of the roast is missing the introduction with Leonard Nimoy. See more »

Connections

Follows The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey (1998) See more »

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Rocket Man Out-Roast his Roasters
25 April 2010 | by Frequency270See all my reviews

The Comedy Central Roast are usually just an opportunity to squeeze the lowest common denominator with the least amount of thought, and this proves no different. Firstly--the majority of the jokes just weren't funny. Of course, I've never been that impressed with any of the assembled comedians, anyway. And really, the roastee shouldn't be funnier than the roasters--and bless'em, the Shat-man truly was.

I do enjoy some vulgar humor but it is over-used here to a non-impressive effect. Poor Farah Fawcett was out of place and probably just selected for an opportunity to be the brunt for some easy jokes. Kevin Pollak was probably the best, but it was just a recycling of Shatner jokes we've all heard before. Artie Lange and Patton Oswalt also lent a little to the proceedings, but really not enough to salvage this work.

I did at least learn how to pronounce George Takei's last name.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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