I’ve written here before about my tendency to be clueless about popular culture; but I think that this is also an indictment of popular culture itself.
So, a roast for William Shatner, an actor who’s been around since before I was born… and the majority of the roasters are people I’ve never heard of before.
You’d expect that if the roast was populated by his contemporaries and compatriots, I’d have known them. But who the heck are:
- Greg Giraldo?
- Jeff Ross?
- Artie Lange?
- Patton Oswalt?
- Lisa Lampanelli?
Like the F-list people that make their living appearing on such high-quality clip shows as “I Love The 80s”, the producers seemingly scooped these people up from the sidewalk in front of the studio.
Or they found them on the wing of the plane…