The Over/Under on Clog Jokes is 243
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 | posted by Mike
Anyone in the New York area who enjoys a good roasting and would like to help out a worthy charity (Food Bank For New York City) should check out “Roasted, Battered and Fried,” a celebrity roast of chef Mario Batali which is taking place during the New York Comedy Festival. The Courier News has the full run-down of the event, including a list of the guests.
A star-studded lineup will be on hand to take part in the festivities. Joining Batali will be "The Sopranos" stars James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli and Johnny Ventimiglia, actor Stanley Tucci, chefs Emeril Lagasse and Anthony Boudain, comics Mario Cantone, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Artie Lange, Nick DiPaolo and Greg Giraldo and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" stars Thom Filicia and Ted Allen. Comic-actress Sarah Silverman will provide tips on roasting etiquette.Yes, there will be some of the culinary heavy hitters in the room, with both Emeril Lagasse and Anthony Bourdain attending. Please, please, please sit them next to each other on the dais. That could well be worth the price of admission. I’d try to get as much liquor in to Tony as possible and try to goad him into calling Emeril an “Ewok” to his face.
However, if you have ever seen the Comedy Central celebrity roasts, you know that the star of the evening will undoubtedly end up being Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. Triumph and his “handler” Robert Smigel are responsible for what I believe may be one of the funniest moments ever on television, which you can check out below.
Labels: Anthony Bourdain, Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali