Howard laughed that he endured an uncomfortable elevator ride with Clay Aiken on the way to the Friar's Club's Matt Lauer Roast last week. Howard also complained about the long roasts from Martha Stewart, Joy Behar and several others: "I just wanted to have a nap...I put my head down on the table for a while...I was gonna leave in the middle, but I didn't want to insult Matt."
Howard acknowledged Jeff Ross' brilliance, as he was the only comic to joke about Aretha Franklin, who'd performed earlier: "I think she got up and left. I don't think she got it." Toward the end, Gilbert almost killed with a curse-heavy set: "Tim Russert's widow looked like she was gonna leave."