Sunday, August 5, 2018

Now, this is how you do a roast: Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Lucille Ball (1975)

In recent years, Comedy Central has tried to recapture the spirit of Dean Martin's old Celebrity Roasts of the 70's & 80's, but falls closer to the Friars' Club's roasts, which go back even further, and, because it's on cable, it's raunchier. Bruce Willis was the latest roastee.

But, let's take a time trip to the winter of 1975, when Martin and pals feted Lucille Ball....

This video is edited to eliminate commercials, and portions of Martin's intros of the roasters.

Rating: A.

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