What Was the Meanest Joke Told at Today’s Quentin Tarantino Roast?


There were plenty, as Tarantino was told that his last name was "Italian for plagiarism," that he might as well be called "Martin Scoreso-so," and that his refusal to direct Speed was "the first time he ever turned down speed" (the last one was delivered by Sarah Silverman, who was celebrating her 40th birthday at the New York Friars Club luncheon). Still, the most gasp-inducing joke didn't come at Tarantino's expense; instead, it was directed at no-show John Travolta from guest Rob Schneider, who claimed that the famous Scientologist had been unable to attend the roast because "there was a 'Fags in Denial Who Believe in Aliens' convention." [HR]