Published on March 12th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Film Vault Friday: Betty White Roasted

After a Facebook campaign that we thought would never end, Betty White has finally been announced as the host of Saturday Night Live for the May 8 episode.

In honour of the announcement, here’s one of the most unique Betty White clips I could find (also tied to my post from earlier today): her Friar’s Club Roast from 1977. Worth watching for the intro alone. Rich Little! Abe Vigoda! Jimmy Walker!

This is part 1 of 5. The others are kicking around Youtube if you think you can handle it!

About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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