Jewish Journal


August 16, 2010

Jeffrey Ross on Hasselhoff: ‘Finally, a Jew gets to roast a German’


I was gone last night, so you know I DVRed the “Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff.” Ever since I spotted him at church one Sunday, I’ve felt a special bond to Mitch. (This was before that cheeseburger video.) I’m watching the roast now, and though it’s no Bob Saget roast, it’s pretty funny. Obviously, totally profane. But funny.

Jeffrey Ross, one of a few Jews on the dais to roast the German hero, wasn’t the only one to make a Holocaust-related joke. His was just the most jarring. Looking like Hoff with a curly mop and nothing but an open leather jacket and black spankies, Ross said, speaking to the guest of honor:

Finally, a Jew gets to roast a German. Heil Hasselhoff!

The only difference between Hasselhoff and Hitler? At least Hitler knew when his career was over.

Why do the Germans love you so much, huh? Maybe it’s because you fill the entertainment void left by Anne Frank.

Ah ... Too soon?

Womp womp.

Maybe not surprisingly, this clip didn’t make it onto Comedy Central’s online archive of videos from the roast. Check those out here.

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