Jane Lynch knows how to get a party started. The Glee actress kicked off the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne by screaming “F*ck Chik-Fil-A” amid cheers from a very happy crowd. Chick-Fil-A is now best known for its anti-gay stance as opposed to it extra crispy sandwiches.
Lynch was in rare form as she went after the assembled roasters. She had a few quick stabs at Carrie Fischer, Katy Sagal and Ellen Barkin. This is before she even introduced Comedy Central’s star of the evening Roseanne Barr.
When looking at all the women assembled for the Roast, Lynch said,
“This show is serving up more old spoiled hens than a Chick-Fil-A. Oh, that reminds me… F*ck Chick-Fil-A. “
Lynch was obviously responding to the overwhelming support the chicken restaurant received in its first annual Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. Lynch, who is herself a lesbian, married her long time partner Dr. Laura Embry in 2010. She wrote a book about it called Happy Accidents.
Lynch is Roast Master of the evening, a first in her career. There were several others assembled at the Roast that decided to address current controversies. Jefferey Ross, who has a show coming to Comedy Central in which he is going to do nothing but roast people, arrived to the Roseanne Roast dressed as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. He said if anyone felt offended by his costume “They can do what Joe Paterno did – look the other way.”
The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr ais August 10th at 10pm.