Thursday, June 2, 2011

College Humor roasts Facebook

The comedy world has been hosting roasts since the New York Friars’ Club started them in the 1920s. A roast is an event where a person, the guest of honor, sits back as comedians insult them, tell stories about them, and sometimes praise them. In any case, it’s usually embarrassing for the “roasted” party, but pretty hilarious for the audience.

Comedy Central is famous for its roasts, and has roasted such stars as Hugh Hefner, Gene Simmons, Chevy Chase, Pamela Anderson, and William Shatner, to name a few. College Humor decided to do its own sort of roast by roasting Facebook.
Created as a cartoon, there are actually some pretty big-named comedians voicing the characters. Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller plays Google, Gilbert Gottfried voices Twitter, and Lisa Lampanelli is the voice of Foursquare. The roast turns out to be more of a roast on MySpace, as the three comedians relentlessly bash the social network.
If you like social networking jokes, you’ll most likely find this video funny as it makes fun of not only Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Foursquare, but also JDate, Friendster, and Reddit. After MySpace takes a few hits, it gets up to roast Facebook and ultimately fails. Reddit points out that MySpace uses Facebook Connect now, which seems like a pretty sore subject for MySpace.
Gilbert Gottfried also tells a pretty funny, and incredibly raunchy joke about MySpace that we can’t put into words here, so make sure to watch the video below for yourself. Keep in mind this video is NSFW so put those headphones on.

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