Roasts and Toasts

Roastee Stephen Colbert  at the Spina Bifida benefit with tormentors Mark Shields, Sen. Orrin Hatch, and Rep. Rahm Emanuel. (Photo by Paul Morigi)

Roastee Stephen Colbert at the Spina Bifida benefit with tormentors Mark Shields, Sen. , and Rep. . (Photo by Paul Morigi)

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Political humor was succinct and scabrous as ever on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor event on Nov. 10 honoring the late George Carlin. Fresh after the presidential election, acid-tongued comedian spared no one: Sarah Palin was an easy target: “She got some nice outfits. She can wear them in private for the next eight years. She should just go back to Alaska and look good.” (Moose reference not included).

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