Ron Jeremy Roast To Be Available Online This Summer

TORONTO—It's hardly the first time legendary porn star Ron Jeremy has been roasted, but one that he attended late last year—even he can't recall if it was in November or December—will be available for all to view online at sometime this summer, though sadly, even the website won't give a premiere date. (We're guessing that they expect people to find out the date through the site's Twitter feed.)

Actually, a tweet using that very hashtag (#roastronjeremy) claimed last November that the show would be "available for digital download soon"—but Jeremy told AVN that he thought the delay might have had something to do with that fact that one of Jeremy's "co-stars" at the roast, Dustin "Screech" Diamond, faced a recent conviction for carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct stemming from a fight Diamond got into in a Port Washington, Wisc., bar last Christmas Day.

"We shot it at the Royal Theater in Toronto during the Dark Comedy Festival—I know it was before Christmas—and then Screech had that problem in December while he was doing a comedy show in Canada," Jeremy recalled. "So they called me up to be at this thing at a big theater in Toronto, the Royal Theater, and they had some really well-known comedians from Canada, and they brought a few out from Los Angeles. Lisa Ann was there, and so was Screech, and though they were roasting me, anyone who's there is fair game for getting jokes made about them. Actually, everyone there got the shit kicked out of them, even Lisa. One comic joked that she's 'had more head on her lap than Jacqueline Kennedy' [referring to JFK's assassination]. I did one on Dustin; I said the way he got his name was that he was doing his mom in the rear-end, and she screeched. But Screech was so sweet; he didn't really want to roast me; he said such nice things.

"Me and Screech have done a couple of feature films together, mainstream, so he was so nice, I called it a 'broast'; a nice roast," Jeremy continued. "The roast was a very long process; it took two or two-and-a-half hours to shoot, and I thought it wold be just second-rate comics, not that funny, but the people they got were brilliant, funny as hell. They beat the pants off me. My favorite line was, 'If John Holmes was still alive, you wouldn't even be here.' I'm not even giving you the best lines; you'll have to watch the video to get those. Dave Thomas and Jeff Ross got off some of the best ones; the jokes were really funny, sharp, mean as hell, which is what they wanted, and nobody got out of there alive. Everybody on the dais got hit."

Jeremy noted that he's been the butt of several jokes during Comedy Central roasts, notably the roast of Flava Flav, during which Jeremy was in the audience. And of course, the Jeremy documentary, Ron Jeremy: Life After The Buffet, has been released by Breaking Glass Pictures.

Jeremy isn't sure when (or if) the roast will be available on DVD, though he suspected that it might show up on Netflix. And despite the hashtag #roastronjeremy, he assured us that he didn't plan to be roasted on a regular basis.

"But I'd like to be on a panel to roast somebody else; that'd be okay," he said. "And I hope the same people will come back: Lisa Ann, Jeff Ross, Carrot Top, Gilbert Gottfried. There are some comics who are just brilliant at that kind of humor, you know, at roasting people, so if they choose me to be at somebody else's roast, that would be fun. I was so impressed: Those Canadian comics were right on target, bitingly insulting, which is what you want, you know."