Dennis Rodman has been in the news a lot lately over the past few months due to his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. While appearing at the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, the former NBA star player made a joke that included Kim and the audience quickly turned to boo him. In addition to Rodman, the other roasters included Nikki Glaser, Lil Rel Howery, Dom Irrera, Edward Norton, Kevin Pollak, Jeff Ross, Willis' Moonlighting co-star Cybill Shepherd, and Martha Stewart. Actress and ex-wife of Willis Demi Moore also took some time to roast the actor.
As Dennis Rodman struggled to deliver his lines during the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, he had no problem turning the crowd against him with one joke about Kim Jong-un. In the joke, Rodman made fun of Willis' choice of movies over the years and compared him to the North Korean leader and his nuclear weapons. The joke did not go over very well at all and resulted in major boos from the crowd. Rodman said.
"You keep making these bomb movies like Kim, but at least he is smart enough not to release his."
Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un have a bizarre relationship that has seen the former NBA star go over and spend time with the North Korean leader over the years. Rodman made his first visit to North Korea in 2013 to host basketball exhibitions, where he met up with Kim and then declared him a friend for life. Rodman then publicly told then-President Barack Obama to call the leader and discuss their shared love of basketball. Rodman has been quoted as saying that he wants to "break the ice between hostile countries," and also claims to be a friend of President Donald Trump.
Speaking of Donald Trump, he was also mentioned a few times during the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. Jeff Ross said, "Trump told me (American History X) was his all-time favorite comedy," which got major laughs from the audience. Another hot target was disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Willis took a shot at Ed Norton by saying, "You've rubbed more people the wrong way than Harvey Weinstein." Norton's roast of Willis has been highlighted as the best segment of the show, according to reviews.
Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis would not be complete without a chance for the man to serve up some revenge to his roasters. However, it was how he ended the night that caught the ears of many Die Hard fans. Before exiting the stage, Willis declared, "Die Hard is not a Christmas movie!" This seems odd since writer Steven E. de Souza recently revealed that the iconic action movie is indeed a Christmas movie. It seems that the debate is now open again, according to Willis. You can read more about The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis and Dennis Rodman's attempts at comedy at The Hollywood Reporter.