Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Situation booed off stage at Comedy Central's Donald Trump roast

The Situation nearly booed off stage at Comedy Central's Donald Trump roast

Sitch Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino likes to talk about avoiding grenades, but on Thursday night he dropped a whole lot of 'em at Comedy Central's roast in Manhattan, where he joined Snoop Dogg, Whitney Cummings, Larry King and others to skewer Donald Trump.

After being introduced by the night's host, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane (who warned the crowd to keep watch on the "Jersey Shore" star "in case Donkey Kong throws a barrel at him"), the Situation went up to the microphone, wearing aviator sunglasses, and proceeded to bomb all over the place. His jokes were so bad that one Comedy Central exec suggested that most of his act might be cut from the final broadcast of the roast, which airs March 15.

"The Sitch," as he's called, deadpanned to Cummings, "I actually wouldn't call you a grenade because you won't be blowing up anytime soon." (Buh-dum-bum!) He told Snoop Dogg that he and Trump had a lot in common because Trump owned a lot of property and Snoop's ancestors were property. (Snoop did not appear amused.) Before long, the audience began to boo so loudly that comedian Jeffrey Ross, who's been at this so long he's known as the Roastmaster General, had to interject into the act to try to save the Situation, who'd already claimed he shared one quality with Ross: "This is my first night doing comedy."

"It's also your last," Ross responded, to overwhelming applause.

Still, the crowd must have been glad that the Situation showed up, because he provided plenty of amusement for the other roasters. MacFarlane joked that "the Sitch" and Snooki made a good couple because "Italians are known for grinding organs with monkeys." Snoop pretended to mistake the Situation for Snooki, "I'm sorry," he said, "all white people who act black look the same to me." The deaf actress Marlee Matlin, a surprise roaster who's currently on Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice," even got in a swipe at the Great Bronzed One. "Like the Situation," she said in American Sign Language, "I too have never heard the sound of laughter."

Calling the jokes "a collaboration between me and the writers," his dismissed the idea that the crowd was too hard on him. "No, not at all," he said, still wearing his sunglasses. "My whole career people have been hard on me, so, y'know. I stood in the pocket where a lot of people would crumble, a lot of people would walk off stage, but I stood in there. I delivered."


I watched plenty of Comedy Central roasts and everybody usually says racist homosexual or just overall insensitive jokes. I think that the crowd was probably just giving the situation a hard time. People love you one minute but hate you the next. I do know that if Lisa Lampanelli is not there I'm not watching.

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