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The Mario Batali Roast Recap
Wednesday, November 08, 2006 | posted by Mike

Alas, I was not in attendance for the big charity event, but the folks behind Grub Street made it and posted a recap of the festivities.

Unfortunately, it seemed like the biggest non-starter of the evening was our early pick to take home the top prize, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Apparently, there were technical difficulties and the set just didn’t work.

To nobody’s surprise, Mario’s girth was the subject of much of the comedy:
Nick DiPaolo: "Look at you! What are you, trying to be the Chris Farley of the Food Network?"
Of course, at the end of the evening, the roasted gets a chance to do some roasting of his own, but Grub Street declined to reprint any of it, saying:
His speech at the end was unexpectedly poised, venomous, and funny (and, sadly, too obscene too excerpt here).



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