Last weekend the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber was filmed, and while it hasn't been shown to the public yet, jokes have already surfaced and they were as vicious as everyone hoped. Bieber started out as a talented young man but, in the eyes of many, has become a pompous, arrogant, offensive figure of everything wrong with fame and fortune. A foul attitude, coupled with run-ins with the law and of course, incidents such as spitting on fans from his hotel room are among the events that hurt his public image.
During his roast, celebrity roasters ranging from Snoop Dogg to the comedian known for these events, Jeff Ross tore into Bieber, hilariously insulting everything from his musical career to his sex life and all other aspects of his time in the spotlight. Bieber took it like a champ and while roastmaster Kevin Hart said he thought the young singer was tearing up, Bieber fired back, and even admitted that his behavior has been out of hand, implying a change in his future. Whether it happens or not, remains to be seen.
These roasts started out as filmed events held by the New York Friars' Club, and while they are not put on by Comedy Central, little has changed. Hours of insult humor is something truly special and these events feature everything from hilarious one-liners to genuinely beautiful moments. Over a decade ago, at the Roast of Hugh Hefner, Gilbert Gottfried famously told the joke The Aristocrats; a disturbing and absurd anti-joke previously known by only comedians. More recently, in 2012, Roseanne Barr's roast saw Tom Arnold, from whom she had dramatically divorced, show up to sing her praises.
While they are rare, they are among the funniest televised events when they do happen. Looking to the future of these events, here are twelve big stars who we would love to see on roasted in the future. It takes a special kind of person to put up with the brutal comments and insults, but they also need to be a renowned celeb and usually one who needs to be taken down a peg. If our list looks different from yours, forgive us and put your own additions in the comments section. Furthermore, keep in mind that this is not just a list of celebs we don't like; after all, you only roast the one's you love.
13 Ozzy Osbourne
We start our list off with the Prince of Darkness. Ozzy Osbourne is widely considered the father of heavy metal music and as such, one of the most influential rock musicians of the last several decades. With that said, there is plenty about his life that is "roastable". The fact that he can hardly talk coherently and the events of his reality TV show are among them, as is some of the laughable music he has produced in his later career. "I Don't Wanna Stop" and "God Is Dead" are better than most of what is passed off as tunes these days but they still crumble when compared to gems like "Crazy Train" and "Bark at the Moon".
12 Tom Cruise
11 Tom Brady
The New York Friars Club has hosted a few athlete roasts, but none have been featured on Comedy Central. Boxer Rocky Marciano was roasted back in the early 1960's and more recently, former quarterbacks Boomer Esiason and Terry Bradshaw got the royal treatment in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
10 Miley or Billy Ray Cyrus
9 Anyone From Jersey Shore
These cretins make the list for a couple of reasons; firstly, because they have drifted somewhat out of the limelight and because they need to be smack-talked for a few hours, even if it is simply in hopes of bringing them down a couple of notches. Jersey Shore was one of those polarizing shows that was as loved as it was hated; featuring a cast of attractive, charismatic young people who were arrogant and dumber than a bag of hammers.
8 Eddie Murphy
5 Arnold Schwarzenegger
It doesn't need to be repeated, as many have said it before: Schwarzenegger is probably one of the most accomplished men of the last century or two. Most famous people can achieve success in one or two walks of life, but the "Governator" was Mr. Universe, has acted in many massive hit movies, and has served as Governor of California. Forget singing, acting and dancing as a "triple-threat"; body building, acting and political leadership is a more impressive trio.
4 Hulk Hogan
3 Bill Gates
The New York Friars Club has roasted a couple of entrepreneurs; namely Hugh Hefner and Donald Trump. Four years ago, Trump was lampooned again by Comedy Central. The richest man in the world might have better things to do with his time than sit back and be insulted for two hours, but given his notoriously quirky personality, it is not unreasonable to think audiences would get a great kick out of a night of jokes at his expense.
2 Paris Hilton
1 Kanye West
This was a tough one because to be roasted, one has to be able to take a joke. While Kanye has a reputation for taking himself very seriously, it is unclear whether he would put his ego aside for a night to let some comedians tear into him. I included him in this list because if Justin Bieber can take a night of it, so can Kanye. If his roast did ever take place, we'd bet that more than one roaster would reference "Imma let you finish" and Kim Kardashian's notorious sex tape.
West is one of the most talented rappers in the business but his God-complex is enough for us to call for him to be taken down a few pegs.
Sources: latimes.com, economictimes.indiatimes.com, tmz.com
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