The Situation bombs, Marlee Matlin kills roasting Donald Trump

Donald Trump was roasted on Comedy Central last night, and if you’re a fan of highly offensive, inappropriate humor, it was awesome. Among the roasters was current Celebrity Apprentice cast member Marlee Matlin, who was hilarious, and Jersey Shore cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, who bombed so bad he had to be rescued by Jeff Ross to stop the booing. (The roast re-airs late tonight and Friday at 10, among other times, if you missed it.)

As usual, the majority of the roast is actually about making jokes at the other roasters’ expense, and The Situation was the perfect target. To give you an idea of the level of humor, Lisa Lampanelli said she went to buy The Situation’s book on Amazon, and the site said, “customers who bought this book also bought rope and a stool.”

The Situation’s material sucked, but he made it much, much worse with awkward delivery and horrible timing. “You gotta hit the gym, pork chop,” he told Donald Trump. “Who the fuck decorated your house, Flavor Flav’s dentist?”

Marlee Matlin had some great material, which she both signed and spoke, but the best line was at The Situation’s expense: “Like The Situation, I, too, have never heard the sound of laughter.”

After the roast, Lisa Lampanelli told paparazzi that while she didn’t like the booing (“I’m mad at that”), she said that he told the other roasters afterwards that he thought he did well. “I should go through life that delusional. I really wish I loved myself that much,” she said.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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