Ann Coulter ‘Blew It’ at Comedy Central Roast—and Then Lied About It

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Three years ago this summer, Ann Coulter tried to be funny. It didn’t go well.

“Was she there?” Jeff Ross jokes when I bring up Coulter’s infamous performance at the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe. “I barely remember her being there.”

On this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast, Ross—who earned the nickname Roastmaster General by roasting everyone from Pamela Anderson in 2005 all the way up through this summer’s roast of Alec Baldwin—admits that it was his idea to book Coulter in the first place.

He was looking for a political figure to make the event more “relevant” just a few months before the 2016 election and Coulter was promoting her book In Trump We Trust (actual subtitle: “E Pluribus Awesome!”). “I like having big targets there,” Ross says. “How many Rob Lowe jokes can I make? I want to make some Ann Coulter jokes!”

“I had not fully taken her seriously as a pundit,” he adds, explaining that he used to run into her socially at the Comedy Cellar in New York. “To me, she seemed like a comedian. She was friends with comedians, she would say outrageous things. We try to get a laugh, she was trying to get a jaw-drop.” He always assumed she was “exaggerating her opinions” for shock value, much in the same way comedians might embellish a story for comic effect.

(Excerpt) Read more Here | 2019-06-12 09:16:00
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