This week, our fearless comedians will be competing in a challenge that seems kind of easy. They'll be roasting none other than the legendary Gilbert Gottfried. I say easy, because --come on. That guy has both purposely and accidentally created so much roast material throughout his career. I seriously hope someone mentions his stint as Iago in the Aladdin films.
There are only six comics left this week, and the contestants are under pressure. JB Smoove starts out by discussing the idea behind a roast. It's about "honoring and ribbing at the same time," he says. Then he breaks the news that the honored guest will be Gilbert. And in case the comics (and the viewing audience) are unfamiliar with Gilbert, JB rolls a montage of memorable Gilbert moments and trivia. For over 40 years, Gilbert's squint and voice helped him "succeed in everything!" his video states. "If masturbation is a crime, I should be on death row!" Gilbert squeaks in a talk show clip.
Jeff Ross will be helping mentor this week, and Karlous Miller is quick to make a quip about him right off the bat. He's already in roast mode! None of the comedians have participated in a roast before. Jeff will judge the performances and pick the winner, and the winner will automatically advance into the title round.