3 Tips For Finding Something The Entire Family Can Laugh At This Holiday Season

Classic Friars Roasts

With 2014 coming to an end, The Classic Friars Club Roasts would like to wish you and your family a Happy ho-ho-holidays. This is a great time of year, as it gives us all a chance to reflect back and look forward. In addition, getting together with family and all of the holiday gift-giving isn’t so bad either.

As you gather around the Christmas tree after a day of turkey and pie, you may start flipping through the channels as you try and find something that everyone in the family can enjoy. Mom may not be interested in the football game and your Dad may not be interested in reality TV, so finding something that is perfect may seem like a challenge. Luckily, it certainly doesn’t have to be.

Instead, you can look for something that you’ll be sure the entire family will love. In doing so, you’ll  be able to keep everyone in the family happy after a long day of spending time together. With so many options to choose from this holiday season, here are four tips for finding something that the entire family will enjoy.

1. Find Something That Everyone Can Watch

There is plenty of television out there that is not suitable for all audiences. Whether it’s elderly grandparents or young children, some audiences are simply not prepared for much of what is on television nowadays. Luckily, there are still options to choose from.

For example, clean comedy sketches are something that everyone can watch. Some of the best comedy roasts of all time involve many of the greatest comedians to ever be on a stage. And with Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, or Don Rickles roasts, you can rest assured that the entertainment will be appropriate for everyone who is watching.

In the past, a celebrity roast was something that was mild-mannered and clean.  So while you may not feel comfortable watching a roast of Hugh Hefner with the rest of your family, you can bet that a FriarsClub Roast is something that everyone will enjoy.

2. When In Doubt, Make A Joke

You can’t go wrong with comedy when it comes to watching something that everyone will enjoy. The truth is that not everyone in your family is going to want to watch the latest superhero film or suspenseful action thriller. However, when everyone is sprawled out across the couch after a long day of eating, comedy is always a good way to tickle the funny bone.

Johnny Carson is widely regarded as one of the funniest and most influential comedians of all time. So if you are trying to find something that everyone in your family will enjoy, a Johnny Carson DVD is sure to be the comedy skit that everyone will laugh at.

3. Bridge The Generation Gap

Finally, the holidays are meant to be a time that brings people together. But while older generations may have a hard time connecting with certain forms of modern pop culture, they can surely relate to the comedians of their time.

For the younger generations that are looking to connect with their elderly family members, they can connect over Don Rickles videos, Dean Martin roasts, and other comedy shows. Because of how popular Johnny Carson videos are, elderly generations can talk to their children and tell them what is was like “back in the day.”

To keep everyone satisfied during the holidays, make sure that you have plenty of entertainment ready when family comes over. Whether you are looking for Don Rickles, Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, or aJerry Lewis roast, everyone will be sure to love these videos.

Q & A Hot Sheet

Q: Are there sexually-charged jokes in these comedy skits?

A: The form and value of comedy has surely changed over the last half-century. While you may hear a few jokes that may have been considered taboo many years ago, they will be much more mild-mannered than what other comedians use in current skits.  You can rest assured that your entire family will feel comfortable watching these Classic Friars Club skits.

Q: How can I get my kids interested in classic roasts so that we can spend more time together this holiday season?

A: Even if your children don’t act like it, one day they will be happy for the memories that you shared with them. Therefore, tell your kids why you enjoy these comedians so much and what impression they made on your life. In doing so, you’ll be able to bond while watching hilarious comedic skits.

Q: What format do these comedy roasts come in?

A: You can watch all of these skits on DVD. If you don’t have a DVD player, then ask Santa to bring one this year. You’ll be so pleased when you can fast-forward and rewind to your favorite parts of the skit, without having to worry about breaking your VHS tape.

National Events

Here are some other great events that will be sure to tickle your funny bone this holiday season.

The Comedy Collection by Steve Ullathorne – Steve Ullathorne is known throughout Europe and America for his ingenious comedic performances. His exhibit will run at the Museum of Comedy throughout the end of the year.

San Diego Comedy Festival – 2014 was the first year for the San Diego Comedy Festival, but this event will be back in 2015 right after New Years. From January 15 to the 25th, you can see tons of national and local talent at this funny-fest.


Classic Friar Roasts is your home for classic comedic roasts. Some of the greatest comedians of all time have been captured and formatted for DVD, which makes it easier than ever for you to enjoy. If you can’t seem to get a laugh out of today’s comedy, then rely on Johnny Carson, Don Rickles and Dean Martin to get you going. To learn more, be sure that you follow us on Twitter @ComedyRoasts, and also head over to our website at classicfriarroasts.com.