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Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers (2009)

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Special 9 August 2009
It's the "Queen of Mean", Joan Rivers turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Director:

Joel Gallen

Writers:

Larry Amoros (additional material), Ken Daly (additional material) | 10 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joan Rivers ... Self - Roastee
Kathy Griffin ... Self - Roastmaster
Whitney Cummings ... Self - Roaster
Jeffrey Ross ... Self - Roaster
Gilbert Gottfried ... Self - Roaster
Tom Arnold ... Self - Roaster
Brad Garrett ... Self - Roaster
Greg Giraldo ... Self - Roaster
Robin Quivers ... Self - Roaster
Carl Reiner ... Self - Roaster
Mario Cantone ... Self - Roaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reila Aphrodite ... Self
Michael Barbuto ... Photographer
Trent Bonholtzer Trent Bonholtzer ... Photographer
Yuval David ... Self
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It's the "Queen of Mean", Joan Rivers turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

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Comedy

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Trivia

When Joan Rivers agreed to do this roast, she told the producers that she would not allow any jokes to be made about her daughter, Melissa. See more »

Quotes

Gilbert Gottfried: Now it's great to see Robin Quivers. Anyone who has seen the Howard Stern show has heard Robin talk about being molested by her father. She won't shut up about it. She's very proud of it. But what Robin Quivers conveniently leaves out of her delightful anecdote is that even as a kid, she was so ugly that her father would close his eyes and fantasize about her sister, who was no looker herself, I may add. And when he was done pillaging that only daughter, he used to whisper "don't tell anyone" ...
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Connections

Follows The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller (1999) See more »

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Pretty damn good
13 September 2009 | by dougfmSee all my reviews

Other than a few misses (Tom Arnold for one) I thought this was one of the better roasts. I'm not sure what standard you other guys are holding this up to. I'm guessing you thought the Flavor Flav roast was the funniest thing you've ever seen.

Greg Giraldo wasn't funny? Please, he was one of the better roasters and he had the intimidating task of going first. Carl Reiner was a bit weak but he's a comedy legend (not for standup) and most of the shows on TV now wouldn't be there if it weren't for him. Gilbert Gottfried was out there as usual and hilarious and Joan Rivers' rebuttal at the end was one of the best I've seen on Comedy Central.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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