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Anyone familiar with the "Comedy Central Roast" series should have a pretty good idea of what to expect by now. In the grand scheme of things, it was only a matter of time before David Hasselhoff hit the dais. I mean, seriously, has there ever been a subject more ripe for ridicule than our man Hoff? I don't think so. But Hasselhoff takes it all with good natured bemusement. If anything, when the subject of the roast veers to topics that don't concern him (and you know these roasts are just an opportunity for some of the comedians to try out material even if completely unrelated to the subject at hand)--he seems a bit bewildered. On the whole, though, if you've taken in the entire series of roasts--the honor for Hasselhoff may not be the brightest comedy jewel, but it is far from the bottom as well. An enjoyable evening, with a couple of standouts, if this runs to your taste--this is an easy recommendation.

The Hoff tribute gathers the usual Comedy Central suspects including Lisa Lampanelli, Jeffrey Ross, Gilbert Gottfried, last year's break-out Whitney Cummings, and recently deceased Greg Giraldo and mixes them with George Hamilton, Hulk Hogan, Jerry Springer and Pam Anderson. As usual, some of the "celebrity" roasters have ties to Hasselhoff (such as Anderson) but most are comedy mainstays with little to no personal involvement with the subject. The jokes can be hit or miss, as you might expect, and nobody was a complete disaster. Springer was easily my least favorite--but no one really looks to Jerry for his unique comedy stylings, do they?

In addition to the battering that Hasselhoff takes, the two other big targets are Anderson (with constant references to, guess what, her physical attributes) and Hogan (with comments about the family and his sexuality--I personally didn't know this topic was of such interest!). The Master of Ceremonies is the likable Seth MacFarlane and he keeps the transitions fast and amusing. Overall, the highlight was probably the screeching hilarity of Gottfried--but Jeffrey Ross provides the night's most disturbing visual joke. Hasselhoff tops things off with a delightfully demented vocal performance. With his daughters in attendance, you couldn't help but realize he was paving the way for his new reality show. Didn't work out too well though, that show was canceled after only two episodes aired on its premiere night! But don't worry, Hasselhoff will stick around as will the "Comedy Central Roasts." If you are the audience for this special, I'm sure you already know it--so enjoy! KGHarris, 1/11.
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on January 21, 2011
When I first watched this on Comedy Centreal I could not believe everything they were saying! This is probbaly one the best Roasts I have seen. Lisa Lampanelli & Greg Giraldo are easily the best. Theres no one bad on this roast and it can be watched multipale times and get a laugh each time. This roast is awesome I highly recomend you purchase!
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Anyone familiar with the "Comedy Central Roast" series should have a pretty good idea of what to expect by now. In the grand scheme of things, it was only a matter of time before David Hasselhoff hit the dais. I mean, seriously, has there ever been a subject more ripe for ridicule than our man Hoff? I don't think so. But Hasselhoff takes it all with good natured bemusement. If anything, when the subject of the roast veers to topics that don't concern him (and you know these roasts are just an opportunity for some of the comedians to try out material even if completely unrelated to the subject at hand)--he seems a bit bewildered. On the whole, though, if you've taken in the entire series of roasts--the honor for Hasselhoff may not be the brightest comedy jewel, but it is far from the bottom as well. An enjoyable evening, with a couple of standouts, if this runs to your taste--this is an easy recommendation.

The Hoff tribute gathers the usual Comedy Central suspects including Lisa Lampanelli, Jeffrey Ross, Gilbert Gottfried, last year's break-out Whitney Cummings, and recently deceased Greg Giraldo and mixes them with George Hamilton, Hulk Hogan, Jerry Springer and Pam Anderson. As usual, some of the "celebrity" roasters have ties to Hasselhoff (such as Anderson) but most are comedy mainstays with little to no personal involvement with the subject. The jokes can be hit or miss, as you might expect, and nobody was a complete disaster. Springer was easily my least favorite--but no one really looks to Jerry for his unique comedy stylings, do they?

In addition to the battering that Hasselhoff takes, the two other big targets are Anderson (with constant references to, guess what, her physical attributes) and Hogan (with comments about the family and his sexuality--I personally didn't know this topic was of such interest!). The Master of Ceremonies is the likable Seth MacFarlane and he keeps the transitions fast and amusing. Overall, the highlight was probably the screeching hilarity of Gottfried--but Jeffrey Ross provides the night's most disturbing visual joke. Hasselhoff tops things off with a delightfully demented vocal performance. With his daughters in attendance, you couldn't help but realize he was paving the way for his new reality show. Didn't work out too well though, that show was canceled after only two episodes aired on its premiere night! But don't worry, Hasselhoff will stick around as will the "Comedy Central Roasts." If you are the audience for this special, I'm sure you already know it--so enjoy! KGHarris, 1/11.
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VINE VOICEon June 21, 2011
David Hasselhoff is the perfect target for a Roast given his illustrious background in Knight Rider, Baywatch, German music and eating cheeseburgers off the floor. With roasters like Lisa Lampanelli and Jeffrey Ross, clearly none of this good career-crumbling material is wasted and it's quickly turned into vicious jibes in the classic Roast tradition.

While some of the guests don't quite hit the mark (George Hamilton and Hulk Hogan), they provide great fodder for those that do (Lampanelli: "It's no coincidence George Hamilton loves the sun; they were born in the same year. This difference is, the sun is actually a star.").

Most of the other quotes wouldn't be allowed on here. Overall, it's filthy, it's offensive and it's absolutely hilarious.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon January 16, 2011
Baywatch. Knight Rider. A Nick Fury made-for-TV movie. Cryptically a singing sensation in Germany. One infamous night of drunken cheeseburger debauchery. C'mon, that résumé just screams for a roast. It's almost like David Hasselhoff was begging for it. Here he gets 71 minutes of brutal character assassination. He seems to love every minute of it.

So far, Comedy Central's only had one clunker in its roast franchise (that would be the Roast of Denis Leary). The Hoff garners a surprisingly good lineup on the dais. And I say surprising because who would've thunk it that non-comics like Hulk Hogan, George Hamilton, and Pamela Anderson could fire off some pretty good zingers? Heck, even his AGT co-judges, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan, get some good digs in. Seth MacFarlane, tall, dark, and handsome creator of FAMILY GUY, makes a terrific and funny host, and why hasn't this cat been more in front of the camera? To paraphrase Lisa Lampanelli in the bonus features, it's hard to make fun of MacFarlane because he's got his $#it so together. But the dais manages. I don't know Whitney Cummings from Whitney Goings, but she made me laugh which ultimately is all that matters in this platform.

Once more, the usual suspects send the Q rating plummeting. Lisa Lampanelli, the Queen of Mean, starts off the fireworks and, as usual, she pulls no punches. Jeffrey Ross, who only roasts the ones he loves, approaches the lectern in a speedo so tight-fitting you could tell he really is Jewish. Gilbert Gottfried, who always kills it whenever he's featured in one of these things, cracks up the crowd with some very risque material (I loved his genie in the lamp jokes). One bittersweet note is that stand-up comic Greg Giraldo unexpectedly passed away not too long after doing this show. Maybe it's appropriate that his is the last set before Hasselhoff rebuts. Giraldo was never more edgy than in this one.

With TMZ fodder like Pam Anderson, George Hamilton, Jerry Springer, and Hulk Hogan lounging on stage, the conversation naturally strays into the realm of big bosoms, daytime television sleaze, agism, tanning, and Hulk Hogan's startling sexual orientation. Give the Hoff his due, when it was his turn to zing back, he delivers his own salvo of insults. A famous co-star surfaces late and Hasselhoff even performs a song or two. Dude's a good sport and savvy enough that he turns this roast to his advantage. Maybe now his career'll turn around. Maybe now we can get that Nick Fury sequel. "Ooga-chaka, ooga-chaka..."

The DVD's bonus features: a 7-minute Behind the Scenes segment covering moments during the red carpet and moments during and after the roast; Red Carpet Interviews with David Hasselhoff and his daughters and also performers from the dais who respond to topics such as what sexual position is the Hoff, favorite David Hasselhoff songs, and who would win in a tag team match: the Hoff and Lisa Lampanelli or Jeffrey Ross and Hulk Hogan; The Hoff's Post-Roast Reaction; and Roasters Wrap Up.
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on June 23, 2012
The roast of David Hasselhoff was one of comedy central's best they have done so far. I was laughing so hard on a few jokes I was hurting my ribs. They really ripped into him for his acting and singing. I am a huge fan of all the roasts for only one I have left to get is the roast of Donald Trump if they ever release it on DVD. Plus watch the Roast of Denis Leary. I also enjoy the bonus content very intresting stuff they had for people to enjoy. So if your a fan of the comedy central roasts's in general and looking for a good laugh for the evening pick this up and savor laugh after laugh until your crying from laughing at some of the peoples so hard.
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on December 6, 2010
This is the funniest roast since Bob Saget! I laughed at almost every minute. I highly recommend any of the Comedy Central Celebrity Roasts. I recommend this roast only second best next to Bob Saget.

I also want to take this time and review the Amazon Unbox video player/downloader.

I rented this online from Amazon and downloaded the Amazon Unbox player and downloaded the video. It worked seamlessly and once it was downloaded I was able to view the entire video in excellent quality.
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on July 28, 2013
As with all of these roasts, the real comedians carry the show. I skipped a couple of the 'celebrity' presenters (Hogan, Pam Anderson) because you know it was going to be bad. The other celebrities (George Hamilton, Jerry Springer, etc) have a few good ones but not much.
The real gems of the show are Whitney Cummings, Greg Giraldo and Gilbert Godfrey. They were killing it. Jeff Ross and Lisa Lampinelli also give their typical sold performance.
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on April 10, 2015
I bought this thinking it wasn't going to be that great, as it's been years since I've first seen it. It's actually a lot better than I originally thought. It's easily one of my favorites behind the Roasts of Flav, Pam and Charlie.
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on September 20, 2012
I like the road and David Hasselhoff so much it was funny funny funny funny and real funny I wish you would make a nother 1 haha I would watch it too and I would buy it too
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