Only one man can say he’s roasted Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln: Jeff Ross.
The self-proclaimed Roastmaster General took on the future president back in 2011 for Comedy Central, and now, he’s going even further back to roast Martin Luther King Jr., Cleopatra, Lincoln, and more for Netflix’s Historical Roasts.
“I notice dead people don’t complain as much,” cracks Ross. “People would always ask me who my dream roast was and I tend to look back and go, ‘It would have been interesting to find out if certain people would have had a sense of humor.’ These are people who I would have loved to talk to and become friends and roasted.”
But, just to be clear, Ross doesn’t want to be friends with everyone featured on the show — like Adolf Hitler, who is a member of the dais in the Anne Frank episode. “Everybody would say, ‘Why don’t you roast Hitler, that would be hilarious,'” recalls Ross. “But I have to stay true to my mission of only roasting people that I admire. I only roast the ones I love. With Anne Frank, it seemed like too many people were forgetting her story. In order to never forget, you have to be enlightened to what happened.”