When and How You Can Watch the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis
After seeing all of the coverage of the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis this morning, you may be wondering how you can watch the show and see what everyone’s talking about. But you won’t be able to stream it anywhere, as the event actually hasn’t aired yet.
Comedy Central always tapes their roasts a few weeks in advance, and so it was the taping of the Bruce Willis roast that occurred over the weekend. The actual event doesn’t air until Sunday, July 29th at 10:00 p.m. ET. If you don’t have a cable subscription, you can actually watch it on Comedy Central’s website. When you visit that link, you’ll be asked for your cable login, but you can also click a link at the bottom of the player to ask for a one-time 24-hour viewing pass that you can use specifically for this event.
If you don’t catch it live, Comedy Central typically makes these roasts available to watch on their website with a cable login. Without a cable login, you’ll be able to buy the event on a VOD service like Google Play or Amazon.
The way these roasts typically work, there are always reports the day after the taping going into detail about the best moments. In this case, we know that Demi Moore, Willis’ ex-wife, made a surprise appearance at the roast. In fact, she got in front of the microphone and roasted him herself, getting in some of the best digs of the night.
For instance, according to PEOPLE, Moore started off by joking, “I was married to Bruce for the first three Die Hard movies, which makes sense, because the last two sucked.”
Moore also joked about Harvey Weinstein, saying, “Bruce got his career-breaking moment in Pulp Fiction, and it seemed really odd at the time, this big action star in a little indie film, but Bruce went over to Harvey Weinstein’s hotel, and I don’t know, but he came back and said, ‘I got the part!’ ”
The Roast of Bruce Willis was hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who played a young version of Willis’ character in the 2012 film Looper. According to Variety, Willis personally asked Gordon-Levitt if he would host the event. Of course, Gordon-Levitt got some great jabs at his former co-star in there, with one of his best lines being, “Bruce can play anyone from an a**hole cop to an a**hole ex-cop.”
Other celebrities who roasted Willis were Edward Norton, Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Ross, Martha Stewart, Lil Rel Howery, Dennis Rodman, Kevin Pollak, Nikki Glaser, and Dom Irrera. Rodman evidently bombed horribly; according to The Daily Beast, he repeated his jokes multiple times, asked the audience to go easy on him because he’s not a comedian, and at one point declared that he’s drunk.
Of course, the evening ended with Willis himself getting on stage and delivering a monologue of his own, during which he shocked movie fans around the world by declaring that no, Die Hard is not actually a Christmas movie.