The Situation Bombs at Comedy Central's Donald Trump Roast
Talk about a situation.
Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was nearly booed off stage at Comedy Central's Roast of Donald Trump on Wednesday night.
He failed to draw laughs when he referred to Trump as "Donald Chump." UsMagazine.com also reports he insulted the other presenters, calling Marlee Matlin "ugly," Larry King "old" and Lisa Lampanelli "fat."
He also told fellow roaster Snoop Dogg that he and the Trump had a lot in common because the millionaire developer owned a lot of property and Snoop's ancestors had once been property.
Snoop shot back by pretending to mistake the Situation for Snooki. "I'm sorry," he cracked, "all white people who act black look the same to me."
At one point, the audience began to boo so loudly that comedian Jeffrey Ross had to interject into the act to try to save The Situation, who admitted: "This is my first night doing comedy."
Sniped Ross, "It's also your last," as the audience applauded, reports Los Angeles Times.
Lampanelli told TMZ that The Situation "tanked really bad."
A Comedy Central exec even suggested to the Times that most of his act might be cut from the final broadcast of the roast, notes USA Today.
Still, The Situation didn't seem too bent out of shape over his roast blunders.
He called the jokes "a collaboration between me and the writers" and didn't think the crowd was too hard on him. "No, not at all," he told the Times. "My whole career people have been hard on me, so, y'know. I stood in the pocket where a lot of people would crumble, a lot of people would walk off stage, but I stood in there. I delivered.
"Maybe if I hadn't gone on with the sunglasses, there wouldn't have been such a negative [vibe]," he mused, adding that Snoop advised him to wear the Aviators so that no one could tell he was looking at the teleprompter. "Maybe they thought I was too cool, but that wasn't the case. I was just wearin' them 'cause Snoop said to wear 'em."
The roast airs Tuesday on Comedy Central at 10:30 p.m. EST.