The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget

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  • TV-MA
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • 7.4  (1,991)

The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget from 2008 is a hilarious and boundary-pushing televised event featuring none other than the beloved American comedian Bob Saget. The special was recorded live in front of a packed audience, and as with all Comedy Central Roasts, the aim was to poke fun at the guest of honor with the help of some of the most cutting-edge comedians in the industry.

In addition to Saget, the Roast stars some of his most famous contemporaries, including his Full House co-star John Stamos, comedian and roast veteran Jeffrey Ross, and the hilarious Susie Essman from Curb Your Enthusiasm. Each cast member gets their turn to roast Saget, either through traditional stand-up routine or with more unconventional artistic maneuvers.

As expected, the Roast of Bob Saget has its fair share of offensive and raunchy jokes. Each comedian manages to push the boundaries of good taste, with Saget himself even contributing a few cringe-worthy jokes. But despite the often outrageous humor, the Roast never loses sight of its core aim: to celebrate Saget’s more than three decades of groundbreaking comedy.

The Roast touches on all aspects of Saget’s varied career, from his early days as an aspiring standup comedian to his work on Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos, to his more recent, edgier work. The event also features some great behind-the-scenes moments, including glimpses of the preparations that went into putting on a show of this magnitude.

The highlight of the Roast is undoubtedly Saget’s brilliant and often jaw-dropping comeback. Even as he accepts the most outrageous insults, Sagat remains gracious and unflappable, delivering some truly witty responses that showcase his own considerable comedic talent.

Formally, the special is very well-produced, with high-quality audiovisuals and quick cuts that help to keep the show moving at a brisk pace. The cinematography is clever and innovative, with the cameras capturing the audience’s reactions to the jokes and providing a great sense of the event as a whole.

One of the most impressive things about the Roast is that it never feels like a series of disjointed jokes thrown together at random. Instead, it’s structured with an overall coherence that ties all the pieces together nicely. This gives the special a strong sense of momentum, and ensures that even the most outlandish jokes feel like they serve a greater purpose.

Overall, The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget from 2008 is an impressive showcase of the comedian’s talents, set against the backdrop of a raunchy and sometimes uproarious Roast. Saget’s ability to take a joke and keep the audience in stitches is testament to his status as one of America’s most beloved comedians. The Roast is a must-watch for fans of the comedian, as well as anyone else who enjoys seeing celebrities taken down a peg or two by their peers.

The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 6 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4.

The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget
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    7.4  (1,991)