Did The ‘Roast Of Charlie Sheen’ Go Too Far?
Last night marked two major steps in the saga known as Charlie Sheen’s life…Ashton Kutcher stepped in to replace Charlie as his character was finally ‘killed off’ on Two and a Half Men…and more importantly, we finally got to see the Roast of Charlie Sheen on Comedy Central.
Were this jokes offensive? Yes. Were they over the line? Yes. I don’t even think I’d attempt to air any of it on the Point. However, I’m not quite sure what people were expecting. Lisa Lampanelli is usually at these things…anyone who has ever heard her stand-up should know the kind of comedy to expect. It’s dirty, it’s the complete opposite of politically correct, and if everyone would stop taking themselves so seriously, it’s FUNNY.
The best part of a roast is that everyone makes fun of eachother, and they all laugh at themselves. Yes, some jokes are perhaps “too soon”, and they are downright MEAN, but these people are comedians. They aren’t professors, priests, or moral police. They are COMEDIANS…it is their job to make you LAUGH. So lighten up, live a little, and enjoy it for what it is. These people aren’t monsters, they aren’t maliciously disrespecting anyone, it’s all in good fun.
And COME ON, you KNOW you wanted to laugh at that Michael J. Fox joke. I’m pretty sure Michael would laugh at it too.
Did you think the roast went too far?