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The red carpet was packed with stars out to roast or see Roseanne be skewered with laughs. On the red carpet roasters prepared; the running joke was "WHAT THE HELL IS THE COMIC BIBLE!!??"
Inside, the stage was set to look like the house on "Roseanne". Roseanne, who wreaked of marijuana, looked simply stunning in her silver chiffon and frosted silver hair, and her smile was magical throughout the entire show.
Sharon Stone was a no show, Ellen Barkin was her replacement.
"Sons of Anarchy" Matriarch Katy Sagal, Alicia Goranson gave a great display of comedic timing and the use of orchestrated silence. The brunt of the lowest and meanest jokes fell on Wayne Brady and Amy Schumer and Carrie Fisher. At the end Tom Arnold made a surprise appearance after not being in the same room with Roseanne for 18 years. Tom's voice sounded like David Letterman and he told Roseanne she was his Johnny Carson. The show ended with a climactic comical ending from Gilbert Gottfried and a standing ovation as a redemptive Roseanne successfully sang the last two lines of the National Anthem.
The last roast was Charlie Sheen and this roast was like Politically Incorrect meets the Vagina Monologues. A must see show on Sunday August 12th at 10pm on Comedy Central.
Look for more from the red carpet on Comic Bible TV and more details of the event in the next issue of COMIC BIBLE MAGAZINE.