The Comedy Central special was supposed to make fun of Lowe -- until Ann Coulter joined the dais
It was supposed to be a Comedy Central roast of Rob Lowe — but that was before everyone found out that Ann Coulter was joining the dais Saturday. As a result, most of the night’s best jokes were directed at the conservative commentator, not the 52-year-old man-of-honor who looked rather neglected in his center stage chair.
Even Coulter couldn’t help but call out the irony during the pre-taped event that’ll air on Labor Day: “I want to welcome everybody to the Ann Coulter roast with Rob Lowe.”
Held on the Sony lot outside of Hollywood Saturday, the Lowe roast featured first-time participants like Peyton Manning, Jewel, Nikki Glaser, and Ralph Macchio, who (predictably) made fun of Lowe’s old sex tape and his myriad TV failures. But everyone — Jeffrey Ross, Pete Davidson, British comedian Jimmy Carr, Rob Riggle and roastmaster David Spade, included — saved their most viciously funny material for Coulter, who actually bombed when she finally took the mic (just to flash her latest book). Not that it mattered, really; she already got the spotlight.
“Everyone is asking, why is Ann Coulter here tonight?” said Lowe, who closed out his own special with a incredible set of killer yuks. “Because the right-to-lifers wanted everyone to see what abortion looks like up close.”
Oh, there were lots more Coulter cutdowns. Here are some of the best Coulter jokes — and 13 about everybody else (even Lowe himself).
The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe will air at 10 p.m. ET on Labor Day.