Some of the jokes flying Monday night at the New York Friars Club roast of Don Rickles included Joan Rivers’ observation that the elderly crowd in attendance amounted to “Kervorkian’s bucket list.” Ha ha.
But our prize for the most enterprising media spin on this event belongs to Diana Falzone. For a foxnews.com op-ed about “insult comedy,” she spoke to someone well familiar with the hazards of today’s nanosecond peanut gallery:
“It’s a very strange time period now with insult comedy,” [Gilbert] Gottfried told FOX411. “Even Rickles has gotten in trouble and gotten on the Internet because now it’s ‘No he shouldn’t [say] that…’ Now everyone’s on the Internet. I feel like the Internet is the new lynch mob.”
Falzone also wrangled quotes from Bob Saget, Tony Danza and the aforementioned Rivers. Nice read.