Tom Brady roast: Top highlights from the raunchy Netflix special

Tom Brady at “The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady” held at the Kia Forum on May 5, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa O’Connor/Variety via Getty Images)

NFL fans are accustomed to seeing Tom Brady involved in a big Sunday night event. But after retiring two years ago, the seven-time Super Bowl champion is no longer playing in prime time.

Previously, Brady was targeted by opposing defenders on a Sunday night. But for Netflix’s live event, “The Roast of Tom Brady, AKA The Greatest Roast of All Time,” the quarterback was under attack from a variety of former teammates and comedians including Rob Gronkowski, host Kevin Hart, Julian Edelman, Bert Kreischer, Tom Segura, Randy Moss and Jeff Ross.

The program started with a gag likely more familiar to football fans than pop culture followers. Bill Belichick appeared on camera, telling someone, “The fans want you. Everyone wants you. But it’s not your night. Sorry, Drew.”

We then see he’s talking to Drew Bledsoe, former New England Patriots quarterback and Brady’s predecessor at the position before getting injured. And the man of the night walks into frame.

“Brady,” said Belichick. “You’re in. Let’s go.”

“Are you f***ing kidding me?” Bledsoe groaned. “Again?”

That basically set the tone for the night. Easy jokes and plenty of f-bombs.

As could be expected at a celebrity roast, Brady’s divorce from Gisele B√ľndchen was a frequent subject. Also as could be expected, many of them are unsuitable for documenting here.

One of the best was during Hart’s opening. Mocking Brady for apparently choosing his football career over his marriage, Hart said, “When you got a chance to go 8-9 and all it will cost you is your wife and your kids, you gotta do it.”

There can’t be a celebrity roast without Jeff Ross. The “Roastmaster General” has been insulting celebrities on television for 20 years. Coming out to the stage in a jersey that said “Roast J Simpson” on the back, Ross…

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