It looks like the Betty White popularity train is staying on track for a while. In fact, she’s about to be roasted! When I say “for REAL” in the title of this blog, I’m referring to the fact that it’s NOT one of those Comedy Central roasts. As we all know, ANYONE is eligible for those! David Hasselhoff…really? This is being conducted by the true professionals…the originators of “the roast.” Hello, Friars Club!
I’ve got all the details, as well as the complete 1978 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Betty!
The Friars Club has roasted the best of the best: Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand and Billy Crystal – just to name a few! This year’s recipient will be Betty White. And, let me tell you, she’s READY for this! In a Hollywood Reporter interview, Betty said, “Those Friars may think I’m an easy mark, but I have 90 years of comebacks waiting for them. This is such an honor to be roasted by the Friars Club. It will be an afternoon filled with dirty words, risque jokes & sex talk…..and that’s just what I plan on saying!”
The roast will be May 16th at the Sheraton New York ballroom. No word yet on TV coverage.
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Want part 2? You KNOW you do! Next page…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELXHAJtMT-g
Part 3 is waiting…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPD84Z2dh68
Here comes Part 4!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyjRu8xzKso
We’ll wrap it up next…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTiUczuApXg