Whitney Cummings: (on the roast being an opportunity to tell cruel and offensive jokes) It's the one hour a year where nothing is off limits and nobody's feelings are involved and no one is allowed to be sensitive or take things personally and nothing is offensive. It's a celebration of the first amendment, I guess. I would never say the things I said in the roast. I wouldn't just go up to Pam Anderson and say, 'Hey, you have AIDS.' And I wouldn't do it in my act. My act is not mean towards people at all. The roast is self contained.