Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne has yet to even air on TV and it’s already made quite a fair share of media buzz, with all credits going to this episode’s Roast Master, Jane Lynch. The Glee actress kicked off the occasion with a jab at America’s anti-gay chicken fast food chain, Chick-Fil-A.
It happened just prior to her introduction of the night’s roastee as she has just finished making a few quick stabs at her fellow female roasters: Carrie Fischer, Ellen Barkin, and Katey Sagal. Taking her cue from the female lineup, Lynch quipped, “This show is serving up more old spoiled hens than a Chick-Fil-A. Oh, that reminds me -- Fuck Chick-Fil-A,” to which the audience reacted with “riotous laughter and applause” according to the Huffinton Post.
Lynch was obviously responding to the overwhelming support the chicken restaurant received in its first annual Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. Lynch, who is lesbian herself, married her long time partner Dr. Laura Embry in 2010.
Check out this clip that features Lynch in the August 12 airing of the show: