Commentary Magazine hosted their annual roast event at the Plaza Hotel this October and this year’s honoree was none other than former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Cheney was a sport as he listened on when friend and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld got personal. Michael Mukasey, former U.S. Attorney General under the Bush administration, spoke second and friend and political foe Joseph I. Lieberman took the third speaking slot. Cheney, who was enjoying the evening, was also the subject of a custom made VH1 Behind the Music spoof, produced and shot by our studio. It was a lot of fun to get personal with the former vice president and our team enjoyed working with the folks at Commentary Magazine on the piece.
Joanne Borts, cast member of Once the Musical on Broadway and yiddish singer, performed live Yiddish tunes at the roast and when Cheney took the microphone himself, he was humble and gracious thanking guests for coming to the event.
Take a look at some of the great highlights of the event below and check out our VH1 Behind the Music video piece.