As roasts go it was something of a snoozer – too many warm and fuzzies – not enough cutting edge.
“It wasn’t really a roast and there was nobody that was funny,” says roaster Craig Glazer of Stanford’s. “A lot of it was people talking about their own lives in radio as it related to Max – they didn’t understand the concept of a roast.”
“Nobody roasted him, nobody,” Glazer says. “I was the closest. I thought people would do the ‘old guy’ stuff but nobody did anything. It was all inside jokes. I mean, it was just amazing that people that were in the entertainment business didn’t understand the concept of a roast.”
Did anybody lay a glove on Max?
“No really, only in story telling,” Glazer says. “Like, ‘Remember when we had hookers in the pool?’ I mean, it was very, very nice. They kidded him but it was all historic. It was more on an honorarium than a roast.”
Former KY sales sleuth Debbie Van Pelt – or as they say in the trade DVP – was on hand for the blessed event.
“One of the guys who is going to roast Max was going to talk about Max and some other woman and about 20 of us are supposed to stand up.”
The joke being?
“That Max had a lot of ladies.”
Was DVP among their number?
“Oh my god, no – god no,” she laughs. “He was flirtatious.