Vice Media founder and super rich member of the 1% (and former curmudgeon-y everyman) Shane Smith got his comeuppance last night when he was roasted at the Pierre Hotel.
Although some of the suits tapped to make fun of Smith were not particularly funny – Richard Pleper of HBO made a jab about how Smith is rich and likes to spend lots of money on alcohol and media mogul Tom Freston made a tame joke about how Donald Trump wants to tighten the wrong border (because Smith is Canadian… get it?) – one person brought the major lolz and that person is Johnny Knoxville (Side note: honorable mention goes to Eddie Huang, for calling Smith “the Genghis Khan of white Brooklyn”).
According to Page Six Knoxville was the roaster Smith was most concerned about, and with good reason. And while calling Smith “the only Canadian Rob Ford can call a slob” and saying he looks like “a groundhog who roadies for Bob Seger” is pretty funny, it’s not nearly as funny as this: “Shane is to journalism what Jared from Subway is to Save the Children.”
Drops mic, walks away.