Ann Coulter will have to stick with being a controversial conservative because she didn’t bring the funny during the ‘Roast of Rob Lowe.’ After she bombed, the roast’s writers revealed that they tried to give her some jokes – but she rejected them! Click to watch.
Ann Coulter’s career in comedy died a horrific death, as the 54-year-old political commentator failed to land a devastating punch line while roasting Rob Lowe, 52, on Sept. 5. The event’s writers pulled a “don’t blame us,” as they said they actually tried to what others have not — and make Ann funny.
“Fun fact,” Mike Lawrence, one of the writers said during a Facebook Live segment following the show’s broadcast, “We wrote her a lot of jokes. She does not understand humor or joy. She turned [the jokes] down…most of what you saw was her own stuff.”
To show what the world miss, Mike’s co-host (and fellow writer) Earl Skakel whipped out a “Coultergeist” hand puppet to read off a few of the jokes that they had pitched but Ann ultimately turned down.
“I have to say, Rob, it’s nice to finally not be the most hated person in the room.”
“Peyton Manning is a model citizen and his forehead is a model for the wall that [Donald Trump’s] going to put between the U.S. and Mexico.”
“Ralph Macchio’s first ever credit was in the movie Up the Academy, playing a character called Chooch Bambalazi. Are you serious? Even Donald Trump thinks it’s too racist to call a *** Chooch Bambalazi.”
“That would be like if Jeff Ross’ first credit was a character named Mosha Gefilte Fish Streisand Sixmillionberg. And before you ask, Jeff, I wouldn’t f*** you with Hillary Clinton’s d***.”
“Rob Lowe is like America: He hasn’t been great since [Ronald Reagan] was president and unemployment is becoming more and more of a problem for him.”
“Giving you a roast is the worst decision Comedy Central’s made since they replaced Jon Stewart with a South African child. That’s a Trevor Noah joke, the one immigrant I’m most excited to see deported. Am I white, people? Am I white?”
Yikes. While those jokes were pretty harsh, they may have given Ann the ammo she needed to fire back at her critics. Everyone took a shot or two at Ann during the program. Even Peyton got in a nasty dig, comparing her face to that of Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. Harsh. With her jokes falling flat, that was just insult added to comedic injury.
What do you think about the jokes Ann Coulter turned down, HollywoodLifers? Do you think it was the smart thing to go with her own material or should she have taken Mike and Earl’s zingers?