5 Things You Need to Know About Roast Battle Champ Mike Lawrence
In case you didn't already know, Mike Lawrence won Roast Battle 2016. But where did this guy come from and what do we know about him? Turns out he not only gets mistaken for a homeless person by other homeless people, but he's also a comedy badass who writes for Inside Amy Schumer and has his own stand up special. So let's delve into some facts that you absolutely must know about the reigning champ of Roast Battle...
1. He decimated Matthew Broussard, Ralphie May, K. Trevor Wilson and Sarah Tiana in Four Rounds of Roast Battles
Lawrence fought with Broussard over who looked more like a rapist, shot down Ralphie May by comparing him to the Kool-Aid man, and referred to K. Trevor Wilson as a "hungry hungry hipster". These burns sent him straight to the final to face off with Sarah Tiana, who proved to be a tough opponent considering she wasn't a sweaty fat guy like most of his previous adversaries. Still, Tiana was no match for Mike's sharp wit, and you can check out all of his battle burns right here:
2. He's Been Nominated for an Emmy for his Writing on Inside Amy Schumer
Mike joined the Inside Amy Schumer team for season 4 and the show was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series this year. You can watch him and the other male writers brainstorm sketches that speak to the female experience below. A vagina that turns into a Gremlin, anyone?
3. He Wrote Ann Coulter's Jokes (or at least tried to) for the Roast of Rob Lowe
In the below exclusive with fellow Roast of Rob Lowe writer Earl Skakel, Lawrence reveals that Ann Coulter turned down most of the jokes that were written for her at the Lowe Roast because "she does not understand humour or joy." This means most of what we saw was all her, exhibiting "the perfect trio of comedy: racism, homophobia and Mike Pence."
4. His First TV Performance Was on John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show back in 2011
Mike made his first appearance on television on his 28th birthday and talked about not having sex in over a year (just by being himself) and walking in on his stepdad masturbating. It went well.
5. He has his own episode of Comedy Central's 'The Half Hour'
Two years after his first TV appearance, Lawrence landed his own mini-special on Comedy Central's The Half Hour in which he declared that he's accepted that he looks simultaneously "like a virgin but also like (I) just buried (my) wife", something that probably helped him win all those Roast Battles...
Finally, if you're still gagging for more Mike Lawrence, here's a video of him rolling around in Rob Lowe's bedroom:
Watch all of the Roast Battles from this year's Just for Laughs Festival right here!
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