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All the signs may have said it was the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe, but Ann Coulter was the lightning rod for everyone’s ire on Saturday night.
The conservative political commentator was torched by one comedian after another, even being called a “racist c—” by Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson.
“Ann Coulter is here. If you are here, Ann, who is scaring the crows away from our crops?” said Davidson, who did not hide his disdain for Coulter throughout the evening.
The roast, which will air Labor Day on Comedy Central, featured Davidson, Coulter, Peyton Manning, Rob Riggle, Jewel, Jeff Ross, Jimmy Carr, Nikki Glaser, Ralph Macchio and roast master David Spade.
Everyone took shots at Coulter, even Manning, who was the only roaster to not cuss, naturally.
“I’m not the only athlete up here. As you know earlier this year, Ann Coulter won the Kentucky Derby,” the retired future NFL Hall of Famer said.
Jewel, like Davidson before her, also did not try to mask her contempt for Coulter.
“I do want to say as a feminist that I can’t support everything that’s been said tonight. But as someone who hates Ann Coulter, I’m delighted,” said Jewel, who performed her set with a guitar and closed with a rendition of “You Were Meant for Me” about being the underaged girl in Lowe’s infamous sex tape.
Coulter was given her chance to get some jabs in — and was booed heavily by the audience when she made it clear she was there to plug her new book, In Trump We Trust. She even set a copy of the book on the lectern while she spoke.
Coulter noted it seemed like the evening was her roast, just featuring Lowe.
She apologized to some of her fellow roasters, saying “they,” as in Comedy Central, were “making me be mean.”
At one point, she made a so-so joke about Davidson, which got a huge laugh when the camera cut to him saying “good one” in extremely sarcastic fashion.
Her biggest laugh line came when she said if there was only one person on the dais she hoped to convince to become a supporter of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, it was Macchio, so people would know he was still alive.
Coulter also took numerous shots at Hillary Clinton, Trump’s opponent.
Her set got somewhat awkward when the teleprompter stopped working and Coulter had to ask repeatedly what the issue was with the person working the device.
She was given light applause after her set.
Following the roast, Lowe was asked by reporters why Coulter was a part of the dais.
“I think the best daises are daises where you’re like, ‘What the f—,'” Lowe said, adding her reason for being there was in the joke he told when he closed the event, which was about right-to-lifers wanting everyone to see an abortion up close.
Coulter declined to comment after the taping.
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