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Jeff Ross Ann Coulter Sucked At 'Lowe Roast' ... We Made Her Look Better!

9/7/2016 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ann Coulter should be kissing Comedy Central's collective ass for the way she was "edited" on the 'Rob Lowe Roast' ... according to Jeff Ross, who says it could've been much worse for her.

We got The Roastmaster General himself in NYC, and you can tell he has some serious mixed feelings about having had Ann on the dais -- after she came on "TMZ Live" and accused producers of editing her to make seem like she bombed.

But Jeff does say he'd have her back for another roast, but only for one specific person.

Ann Coulter Claims Comedy Central Screwed Her In Editing of 'Lowe Roast'

9/6/2016 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ann Coulter got the shaft on the "Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe" -- not because every celeb on the dais ripped her to shreds -- but because Comedy Central made it seem like her jokes bombed.

That's Ann's version of what went down during the taping, anyway. She came on "TMZ Live" to talk about the beating she took -- even a few liberals have sympathy for the conservative lightning rod in the aftermath of the show.

Coulter told us she wrote her own jokes and claims she got plenty of laughs in the room -- but she has a theory on why that laughter was missing from the final cut.

We've reached out to Comedy Central, but no word back yet.

David Spade Reveals Peyton Manning Jokes ... Too Hot for 'Roast'

9/1/2016 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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You knew it was gonna happen ... comics ripping Peyton Manning so badly, producers had to cut some of the racier jokes out of the "Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe."

Well, good news ... David Spade is revealing some of HIS Manning zingers that were deemed too hot for the actual show (which airs on Labor Day) ... and they're pretty hilarious. 

You gotta check out the clip ... Spade says Peyton dished out as hard as he took ... and even nailed him with a few good shots. 

Peyton Manning Rips Ann Coulter to Her Face ... You Look Like a Horse!

8/29/2016 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-peyton-manning-ann-coulter-GETTY-01Peyton Manning took aim at Ann Coulter at the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe this weekend -- comparing her to a horse ... right to her face. 

The NFL legend was a roaster at the event -- which taped over the weekend -- and joined just about every other celebrity in taking shots at the political commentator. 

"I’m not the only athlete up here," Manning said ... "As you know, earlier this year, Ann Coulter won the Kentucky Derby."

Don't worry, Peyton took some shots as well -- in fact, Rob Lowe targeted his massive forehead. 

"Peyton Manning is a two-time Super Bowl champion and a Hall of Famer but it didn't give him a big head," Lowe said ... "That came from years of inbreeding."

Jeff Ross Peyton's Gonna Kill at the 'Roast' ... Here's Why.

8/25/2016 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Peyton Manning's got one HUGE obstacle to overcome if he wants to slay at the "Comedy Central Roast" of Rob Lowe -- but Jeff Ross says the QB is already showing serious promise. 

"Athletes are funny, but they don't always take a joke well," Ross told us at The Comedy Store in L.A. 

"They're usually very sensitive."

FYI, several athletes have been featured on 'Roasts' in the past -- including Warren Sapp, Mike Tyson and Shaq. 

The good news for Manning ... Ross says Peyton has already proved he has thick skin -- and expects nothing less than hilarity when #18 takes the stage. 

Meantime, he has one piece of advice for Manning ... "Wear a helmet."

Peyton Manning I'M ROASTING ROB LOWE ... OmaHaHaHa!!!

8/18/2016 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0818-peyton-manning-rob-lowe-TMZ-GETTY-01Peyton Manning got himself a job this NFL season after all ... ROASTER ... and his target will be Rob Lowe

The ex-QB will be on the dais during the "Comedy Central Roast" of Peyton's fellow DirecTV pitchman -- which airs on Labor Day. 

David Spade will serve as Roast Master -- and will get some help from his old "Tommy Boy" co-star Bo Derek.

Everyone knows people on the dais are just as big of targets as the guests ... so, good luck Peyton's forehead -- it's gonna be a long night. 

Keegan-Michael Key Comedy with Donald Trump? I Said, Biiiiitch ...

1/8/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Key & Peele" star Keegan-Michael Key famously shared a stage with President Obama, but says NO amount of money will get him to do the same for presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Key brought the house down at last year's White House Correspondents' Dinner with his "Anger Translator" skit -- so we got him at LAX and asked him if he'd be down to do some comedy with the Donald. 

For once, Key wasn't laughing. Watch ... 'cause he didn't just shoot down the possibility, he explained why in detail.

Sooo ... a round of golf is probably out of the question? 

Amy Schumer I'm Fierce on the Drums

12/23/2015 9:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Amy Schumer got up on a super small stage and not only treated about 15 people to a comedy show, she even furiously played the drums.

Amy was performing in St. Louis a few days ago. After the performance, she went to Jazz at the Bistro, a local club and just grabbed the mic.

Eddie Murphy Comedy Stage, Here I Come!!!

10/18/2015 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Eddie Murphy has opened the door to a return to the comedy stage.

Eddie was arriving at the Four Seasons in Georgetown ... he's in D.C. to pick up the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center.

Prez Obama's sure to be there, and Eddie returned the flattery in advance.

But down to business ... our photog asked Eddie if he'd break the 28-year dry spell by returning to the comedy stage, and his time frame seems promising.

Tracy Morgan NO FEAR ... Of Stand-up Comeback

10/14/2015 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tracy Morgan catching a case of nerves about getting back onstage after a 16 month layoff? THAT'S CRAZY!

We got Tracy as he was leaving 'SNL' rehearsals Tuesday night, and asked if he had any concerns about shaking off the rust for his 2 stand-up gigs in NYC the other night.

Tracy's confidence is definitely not shaken ... check out his response.

Also cool to see him interact with some of the other cast members and fans outside 30 Rock.

#CantWaitForSaturday 

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Steve Rannazzisi Comedy Central Airs Show Despite 9/11 Lie

9/20/2015 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Steve Rannazzisi got a slice of good news in the wake of his 9/11 lie admission ... Comedy Central aired his special.

The network hedged after Steve disclosed he was not in one of the twin towers during the attack ... a story he propagated in vivid detail for years.

The special -- "Breaking Dad" -- aired Saturday night.

"The League" star wasn't as lucky with his lucrative Buffalo Wild Wings commercial, which was yanked off the air after he fessed up.

Prez Obama Upstaged by 'Angry' Key & Peele Star

4/26/2015 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Barack Obama made, arguably, the best decision of his presidency when he jacked a "Key & Peele" skit for his standout moment at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

If you missed it -- 'cause like most Americans, you don't watch CNN or C-Span on Saturday nights -- the prez brought out 'K&P' star Keegan-Michael Key to play his "anger translator" ... who says what POTUS is really thinking during speeches.

The bit always killed ... like it always does. Check out the pot shots at the media (including the W.H. Correspondents), Ted Cruz, and even Hillary Clinton.

Good move, B.O. ... leave the comedy to comedians. 

Ralphie May Screw Ludacris ... Paul Walker Joke at Bieber Roast was Funny

3/28/2015 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ralphie May thinks non-comedians like Ludacris should leave comedy to the professionals, because Ralphie's indignant at Luda's indignation over that Paul Walker joke during the Justin Bieber roast.

Our photog got Ralphie at LAX Friday and he made no bones about it.  He thinks Luda's a "bad sport" for going ballistic when Jeff Ross cracked, "Move Bitch, get out of the way, is what Paul Walker should have told that tree."

You gotta hear Ralphie ... he does NOT mince words.  He thinks Comedy Central kisses the asses of stars and that's why they cut the Walker joke from the roast.

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