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Comedian Jeff Ross Talks About His Iconic Bea Arthur Roast on 'Desus & Mero'

The roast master told the late-night hosts about one of his most notorious jokes.

by Sarah Bellman
Nov 8 2017, 2:16pm

In 1999, Jeff Ross made comedy history at the N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller when he got up and delivered this line after fellow roaster Sandra Bernhard performed a song:

"I wouldn't fuck Sandra Bernhard with Bea Arthur's dick," Ross said as the camera panned to the Golden Girls actress, whose reaction made the line even more memorable.

On Tuesday's episode of Desus & Mero, Ross stopped by to talk about his new comedy special, and Desus asked him about the roast moment that many comedy fans idolize—one that inspired the VICELAND host to persue comedy himself.

You can watch last night's Desus & Mero for free online now, and be sure to catch new episodes weeknights at 11 PM on VICELAND.