Charlie Sheen was the guest of honor at a Comedy Central roast of himself as William Shatner, Mike Tyson, Kate Walsh, Jeffrey Ross, and many others riffed on his life and this past year.
Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men in March after a public meltdown.
The roast occurred on Saturday Night at Sony Studios and will be airing on September 19th on Comedy Central.
Dressed in a black suit, white shirt, and red tie, he smiled and laughed as the roasters took hits at his family, his job firing, and his notorious taste for drugs and prostitutes.
“Charlie’s meltdown was so bad, Al Gore’s making a documentary about it,” said comedian Jeffrey Ross. â€œThe only time your kids get to see you is in re-runs,â€ he also said.
Jon Lovitz also quipped at Sheen by saying â€œHow much (cocaine) can Charlie Sheen do? Enough to kill two and a half men.â€
William Shatner reminded Sheen to â€œbook your next rehab stay through Priceline.comâ€
Even Kate Walsh took some shots at him by saying â€œIt’s amazing, despite all those years of abusing your lungs, your kidneys and your liver, the only thing you’ve had removed is your kids.â€
After the comedians had their say, roast master Seth MacFarlane introduced the night’s honoree as “a man with a big heart, because it’s been dangerously enlarged by cocaine use.”
Sheen jabbed back at his roasters and poked fun at his image.
“It’s true I’ve hung around with a lot of shady people over the years: Losers, drug addicts, dealers, desperate whores,” he said. “But to have you all here on one night is really special.”
He sipped a drink as he addressed the crowd, who sat in bleachers and at bar tables inside Sony Studios’ stage 27. At one point, he seemed to reflect sincerely on his career, talking about how he had “the biggest salary on television” and publicly enjoyed drugs and porn stars before telling off his boss.
“And then it was gone in one fiery public flameout,” he said.
“It was only when the smoke cleared I realized just how lucky I am, because even after all that, I still have a family that loves me. That’s why they’re not here tonight,” he continued. “They’ve seen me in jail. They’ve seen me rushed to emergency rooms. They’ve seen me dragged into court. But seeing me on basic cable would kill them.”
Source: Associated Press