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08/13/2012 05:43 pm ET

Roseanne Roast: The Jokes You Didn't Hear

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 04:  Roastee Roseanne Barr and comedian Jane Lynch speak onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Ro
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 04: Roastee Roseanne Barr and comedian Jane Lynch speak onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Comedy Central roasts tend to foster almost as much debate these days as they do laughs, which is to be expected given that roasts traditionally weren't meant for public consumption. But everything that grows in popularity also grows in scandal-readiness, so the couple of days of outrage over jokes about Chick-Fil-A, Joe Paterno and Trig are perhaps just a testament to the roast's arrival as a marquee pop culture event.

Comedian and long-time roast joke scribe Jesse Joyce has begun a tradition of live tweeting his jokes that didn't make the cut, as the show airs for the first time. Scrolling through them gives you a sense of how much darker (or sillier) comics can get, as well as the creative process of striking the right balance between "mean" and "mean but too funny to be mad about."

Take a look at some of the jokes that didn't make the roast and vote for your favorite. If you want to see Jesse's unaired jokes from the Roast of Charlie Sheen, you can find them here.

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