Huff Po – Comedian and “Roastmaster General” Jeffrey Ross is known for his outrageous roast attire, but he outdid himself this time around. Ross arrived on the red carpet dressed as the late Penn State coach, Joe Paterno, flanked by boys outfitted with football helmets and gym towels. But he wasn’t just out to make a joke. He was a man on a mission the entire night: to stand up for comedy. Explaining to reporters on the red carpet, Ross said that the “P” on his jacket stood for “People who can take a joke.” He went on, “If they’re offended by what they see, they can do what Joe Paterno did – look the other way.” Ross has made his living by being a good-natured offender, so he seems to have taken it upon himself to defend comedians who have been criticized for jokes that went “too far.” Dane Cook, Daniel Tosh, and Tracy Morgan among others have all famously apologized for material, a precedent Ross finds disturbing. Speaking to The Huffington Post last year, Ross explained that it “would be a real state of affairs in this country, if comedians started putting a filter on our brains.”
If you’re going to die before you can take the heat you deserve like a pussy you might as well get posthumously roasted by one of the best to do it. Joe Pa, pedophile enabler, boom, roasted.