Comedy Central’s Roast of Rob Lowe #LoweRoast will air 10 pm ET on Sept. 5—a perfect way to celebrate Labor Day. If you’ve been paying attention online you already know it seems Ann Coulter, who was part of the dais, was verbally abused more than Rob Lowe. Part of the proof is in this quick clip featuring Jewel, wherein the singer attacks the ultra-conservative pundit’s voting habits.
Not to be outdone by Jewel, former NFL All-Pro Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning said this during the Comedy Central event: “I’m not the only athlete up here…As you know, earlier this year, Ann Coulter won the Kentucky Derby.” Turns out Manning also took some time to roast Rob Lowe, the actual guest of honor. You may remember when Rob Lowe took to Twitter in 2012 to say “my people” heard that Manning was set to announce his retirement. Manning got some retribution at the Comedy Central Roast.
The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe features roast master David Spade with other dais members Jeff Ross, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, Jimmy Carr, Nikki Glaser, Ralph Macchio and Rob Riggle. While the buzz surrounding the latest roast from Comedy Central is strong and the previews enticing, you can’t help but think that this roast, like most modern day roasts, are largely insult fests– that is, people who genuinely despise people genuinely insulting those they despise. Roast origins featured harsh yet good-natured-ribbing amongst professional funny people who shared great respect and admiration for one another. Those days are long gone.