Of course, there were still some hilarious jokes from the roasters, and roastmaster Seth McFarlane. McFarlane was a great host, and delivered some of the best jokes of the night as well as being the punchline on several other jokes. Jeff Ross, dressed as Gaddafi, has my vote as best roaster of the night, an honor I usually delegated to the late Greg Giraldo (an exception being Norm MacDonald in the Bob Saget Roast). A lot of people are praising Amy Shumer, but overall I thought she was good not great. Ditto for Anthony Jeselnik. Sheen himself was pretty good, but I feel like he could have said more.
Overall, I felt like the dais was a little shorthanded, but looking back it had the same number of roasters as previous roasts. It definitely lacked stars closer to Charlie; Lovitz, Shatner, and Tyson were probably the only ones that actually knew him, though none struck me as being good friends wit him. There was no Larry King and Marlee Matlin (Trump), no Pam Anderson and Hulk Hogan (Hasselhoff), and no Carl Reiner and Tom Arnold (Joan Rivers). I feel like the runtime was shorter, and the lack of taped sketches/segments by comedians was surprising and severely lacking. Yet despite everything I just said, the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen was the most watched of all 11 roasts. Go figure.