The steps of Los Angeles City Hall were part stand-up stage, part soap box on Wednesday afternoon when comedian Jeffrey Ross paid a visit to the Occupy LA protesters.
As he promised, Ross spent about fifteen minutes roasting Wall Street and big banks in solidarity with the Occupy movement, lampooning himself and the protesters in the process.
Check out some of our favorite lines (which means we either cringed or burst out laughing) and watch the video to see his whole routine. Caution: video contains some coarse language:
- "The last time I made a huge deposit at a bank, a lesbian couple used it to get pregnant. If anybody sees my daughter, say hello."
After his routine, Ross gave up the microphone to occupy protesters in the crowd, which started off as inspirational and then petered out incoherently with someone's random rant.
The last time Ross was on roast duty was Comedy Central's Charlie Sheen roast, which he characterized as a "comedy intervention" that would probably be therapeutic for the troubled actor.