clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The list of jokes Donald Trump allowed and banned at his Comedy Central roast is amazing

Donald Trump will let you make fun of his hair, his family, his sex life, and his failed businesses. But if you question his wealth, that’s a step too far for the Donald.

Back in 2011, Trump was roasted at an event on Comedy Central, and he submitted a list beforehand of jokes that were allowed and disallowed. Here’s the full list, from E. Alex Jung at Vulture and Aaron Lee at List:

ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump's hair

ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump's wife Melania (and his two previous marriages)

ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump having sex with models

ALLOWED: Jokes about the failure of Trump Steaks, Trump Water, Trump Cologne, and other Trump products

ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump's failed casinos

ALLOWED: Jokes about how Trump only became successful thanks to his wealthy father

ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump's weight

ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump being attracted to his daughter Ivanka

NOT ALLOWED: Any joke that suggests Trump is not actually as wealthy as he claims to be

So as Jung pointed out, Lisa Lampanelli could tell Trump, “What do you say to a barber to get that type of haircut … ‘I fucked your daughter?’” And Jeff Ross could say, “The Donald and I have a lot in common: We both live in New York, we both play golf, we both fantasize about his daughter.”

But make fun of how much he’s worth? Nope.

Some important context: We actually don’t know how much Trump is worth. He says he’s worth $10 billion, but Forbes has put it at $4.5 billion. Yet we can’t know for sure until Trump releases his tax returns — something he’s repeatedly refused to do.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Vox Recommends

Get curated picks of the best Vox journalism to read, watch, and listen to every week, from our editors.