Easy targets: His clothes, his ex-wife, the time he organized his own roast
One of the easiest topics when it comes to roasting Pete Holmes: the time he organized a roast of himself.
On “The Pete Holmes Show” Monday, John Mulaney — the former “Saturday Night Live” writer and star of an upcoming Fox series — recalled the time Holmes assembled his comic friends to roast him on his 30th birthday — “way before he deserved it at all.”
The recollections began when Mulaney noted that he's known Holmes for years, and made fun of his old clothes.
“You wore billowing khakis over grey New Balance. You wore a Boston Red Sox cap and the same fleece every day,” Mulaney said.
“I kind of dresssed like I was divorced before I was divorced,” Holmes agreed.
“Your ex-wife just looked at you and went, I might as well complete the picture,” said Mulaney.
He quickly apologized.
“I didn't mean to go that early, to that,” he said. “But I of course did plan on going there,” Mulaney said.
From there he told the story of the self-administered roast.
“I don't know if you know this,” Mulaney said, “but Pete Holmes is a big fan of Pete Holmes.”
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