Trump and his hair roasted at Friars Club

Oct. 17, 2004 at 9:03 AM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- When New York City's famed Friars Club, roasted developer and "The Apprentice" star Donald Trump his hair was mentioned the most.

"Did you enjoy your lunch?" comic Susie Essman said. "I heard your hair ordered the salmon."

The New York Daily News reported Sunday that few of the 14 comedians passed on taking shots at the rust-colored hair atop Trump's head, which roast master Regis Philbin called "that goddamn hair we're all sick of."

"Sy Sperling called," added comedian Jeffrey Ross, referring to the Hair Club for Men president. "He said, 'You're the new president.'"

Actor Richard Belzer described the billionaire as a "grifter wrapped in a fraud perpetrated on society" but Ross hailed him as "the king of the city."

With many of the jokes focusing on his ex-wives, bankruptcies and hair -- in raw language punctuated with profanity, Trump apologized to his fiancee, Melania Knauss, who, he said, didn't know what to expect at the roast.

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