Comedy Central’s latest roast, the “Roast of Rob Lowe,” was a hit with viewers thanks to great jokes from Nicki Glaser, Jimmy Carr, Pete Davidson and Jeff Ross. But there was one celebrity on the dais whose set didn’t go over well.
Reminiscent of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino during the 2010 Donald Trump roast, political pundit Ann Coulter bombed during the show and became the butt of everyone else’s jokes. Besides Coulter’s opening line, the rest of her jokes failed to garner any laughs from the crowd or the dais. Coulter’s lack of humorous jokes can be credited to the fact that she wrote the jokes herself. According to two of the writers from the show, Coulter rejected jokes from them.
“Fun fact about that: We wrote her a lot of jokes. She does not understand humor or joy,” said Mike Lawrence, who wrote for the roast, in a Facebook Live segment. “She turned [the jokes] down and decided… Most of what you saw was her own stuff. And you know, what I’m really sad about is that the world will never get to hear Ann Coulter’s jokes.”
While the rejected jokes will never get to be said by Coulter, “Roast of Rob Lowe” writer Earl Skakel was able to use an Ann Coulter puppet to recite the jokes. Check out the six jokes that Coulter didn’t use:
- “I have to say, Rob, it’s nice to finally not be the most hated person in the room.”
- “Peyton Manning is a model citizen and his forehead is a model for the wall that Trump’s going to put between the U.S. and Mexico.”
- “Ralph Macchio’s first ever credit was in the movie ‘Up the Academy,’ playing a character called Chooch Bambalazi. Are you serious? Even Donald Trump thinks it’s too racist to call a wop Chooch Bambalazi.”
- “That would be like if Jeff Ross’ first credit was a character named Mosha Gefilte Fish Streisand Ziegmillianberg. And before you ask, Jeff, I wouldn’t f--- you with Hillary Clinton’s d---.”
- “Rob Lowe is like America: He hasn’t been great since Reagan was president and unemployment is becoming more and more of a problem for him.”
- “Giving you a roast is the worst decision Comedy Central’s made since they replaced Jon Stewart with a South African child. That’s a Trevor Noah joke, the one immigrant I’m most excited to see deported. Am I white, people? Am I white?”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Coulter said she had “no idea” why she was invited to the show and revealed the invitation showed up randomly on her publicity schedule. As for the jokes at her expense, Coulter said she wasn’t offended but she was “bored” by the jokes.