Charlie Sheen roast: Haven't we heard all this before?


If comedy equals tragedy plus time, then either not enough time has passed or Charlie Sheen's self-immolation earlier this year wasn't really a tragedy. Because the "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" didn't do a whole lot for us on the comedy front.Maybe it was because clips and accounts of the roast have been floating around since the moment the special started taping nine days ago, or maybe it's because most of the jokes sounded a lot like the Sheen jokes we've been hearing for the last six months, only with more cursing.Or maybe, with the preponderance of jabs about Sheen's prodigious drug use and penchant for prostitutes, the roast just played like a very long, standards-and-practices-free episode of "Two and a Half Men." (Which, by the way, didn't let the death of Charlie Harper get in the way of at least a dozen sophomoric jokes in its season premiere.)There were highlights, to be sure....


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