Jokes and barbs were hurled everywhere during The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin, but one dais member appeared to have gotten an extra serving of roast. Despite not having much experience in comedy, Caitlyn Jenner found her way to being the butt of many jokes.
Roast master Sean Hayes came out of the gate firing, as he introduced Jenner, saying, “I can't believe you're here, wow. You've got balls, girl.”
Some jokes were met with a mixture of laughs and groans. Caroline Rhea got a few groans when she joked, “Let's face it. No one wants to be here. The person who went to the greatest lengths to not show up tonight was Bruce Jenner.”
Jenner braved numerous jokes about transitioning into a female. Alec Baldwin joked, “You look like a real doll that's been f***** a little too close to the fireplace.” And comedian Jeff Ross asked, “Remember when your picture was on Wheaties boxes back when people could still look at you when they eat?”
Jenner, who is Republican was also taken to task for some of her conservative beliefs. Chris Redd joked, “You goddamn hypocrite. You're, like, against gay marriage. You voted for Trump. You're like the Auntie Tom of the trans community.”
The stinging jokes and awkward laughs left some viewers on Twitter wondering, ”Who’s getting roasted Caitlyn or Alec?!” But Caitlyn was a good sport about the whole thing, and even used the evening to convey a positive message.
Jenner told the audience, “I want other members of the trans community to know that if I'm strong enough to sit up here and be ridiculed all night that you can handle anything.” And since it was an evening of jokes she added, “If you have a problem with that, then you can suck my d***, if you can find it!”