When Ann Coulter stepped on the stage at the Roast of Rob Lowe, she immediately came under fire. Comedy Central president Kent Alterman insisted that was not in the plans.
Alterman addressed the allegation before a South Park event at The Paley Center in Beverly Hills, California. Nothing was out of the ordinary in terms of how the conservative pundit was made fun of, he says.
“Everyone is a target at the roasts so she wasn’t singled out in that regard,” Alterman told The Daily Beast. “Every single roaster comes up and roasts everyone who’s up on the dais.”
Coulter was insulted for supporting Donald Trump as President and harboring similar views. “Jeff Ross is going to party like it’s 1999,” singer-songwriter Jewel said. “Ann Coulter is going to vote like it’s 1899.”
“Ann Coulter has written 11 books,” Not Safe star Nikki Glaser said, “12 if you include Mein Kampf.”
Coulter was unsure why she was targeted, but claimed to The Hollywood Reporter “it probably has something to do with Comedy Central’s corporate decision to move away from comedy — which is paying huge dividends with the Larry Wilmore and Trevor Noah shows.”
The Roast of Rob Lowe airs Monday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.