Every Comedy Central Roast, From Worst to Best

From Flavor Flav to Larry the Cable Guy, we rank every one of the network's insult-athons

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4. Donald Trump

While its honoree comes across as kind of a joyless prick, and the show is without the reliable Greg Giraldo — who passed away the previous fall — the Trump roast features some of the most consistently on-point performances of any of Comedy Central celebratory cutdowns. Lisa Lampanelli and Whitney Cummings arrive with knives out, a bit in which Marlee Matlin's interpreter gets replaced by a politicized Gilbert Gottfried works brilliantly, and Snoop Dogg stays alert enough to make his material pop. (Even Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's notoriously disastrous set is fascinating for comedic rubberneckers.) The smirking Anthony Jeselnik probably sums up Trump best: "The only difference between you and Michael Douglas from Wall Street is nobody's going to be sad when you get cancer." Boom.

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