Day: April 5, 2013

“Roasted!” Highlights from the Friars Club Roast of Jack Black

The Friars Club Roast of Jack Black brought down the grand ballroom Friday afternoon at the New York Hilton, as upward of 3,000 of New York Friars Club members, dignitaries, celebrities and friends gathered to pay tribute to the actor/musician through one-liner barbs. Bob Saget served as the Roastmaster on a dais that counted more than two dozen celebrities on the dais. Popular targets for ridicule included Al Roker’s publicly acknowledged sharting incident at the White House, Jerry Lewis and his advancing age and his age-old criticism of women in comedy, Jeffrey Ross’s hair, the sexual proclivities of Bob...

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Still making ’em laugh: Gabriel Iglesias takes over Comedy Central, SiriusXM with new special

For his new stand-up comedy special, Gabriel Iglesias is so big he needs three Sundays to air all of “Aloha Fluffy” on Comedy Central — April 7 and April 14 — with the entire stand-up performance airing at once on April 27, 2013. Iglesias also has served as host of two seasons of stand-up showcases on Comedy Central: Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution. The cable channel has been good to “Fluffy” from the beginning, dating back to 1997. In a “Town Hall” Q&A for SiriusXM that debuts today as part of SiriusXM’s “The COMEDY CENTRAL Radio Preview Weekend,” Iglesias told...

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