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Tom Brady is getting ready to be roasted, but Chad Johnson isn’t expecting it to live up to the hype.

Netflix finally announced the details of their long-rumored roast of the NFL icon this week, saying The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady will be unedited, unfiltered, uncensored, and available to Netflix subscribers on Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

Shannon Sharpe and Chad Johnson discussed the announcement on their Nightcap podcast and Johnson is pretty skeptical that the end result can live up to the great roasts of the past.

“I love roasts and I said this many of times, the A-Listers, the 1 Percenters, as you might call them, the Kevin Harts and Tom Bradys, you know, we need to get back to having roasts. And forget the times that we are in, in society, no mercy, everything goes…that’s not what it’s gonna be. It’s not going to be the authentic roasts that we’re used to.

“Can you imagine if Don Rickles and Joan Rivers were alive today in this era?”

“They couldn’t do it,” added Sharpe, who added that “some things have a shelf life…and we have to adjust to the times.”

“But it’s not gonna be a good roast,” replied Johnson. “Cause there are so many things that you can get people with. You gotta have a little dirty sense of humor now to get the organic, authentic, ‘this is the real roast.'”

Brady certainly seems up for whatever is coming his way when he gets roasted, we’ll see if the comedians and others who do the roasting can exceed Johnson’s expectations on May 5.


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Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to