The roast featured several celebrity presenters, including comedians like Pete Davidson and Kenan Thompson of SNL fame. The brothers even roasted each other, and their wives took part as well. The majority of the roast consisted of tropes fans love like Kevin’s lack of popularity, Joe’s dating history, Nick’s ego, and purity rings.
As the brothers took the mic to roast each other, Kevin mocked Joe for his unsuccessful solo career and mocked Nick for being a diva and breaking up the band. Joe mocked Kevin for being less of a heartthrob than his brothers and mocked Nick for having a huge ego. Nick mocked Kevin for being the only one to save himself for marriage and mocked Joe for his rumored promiscuity in his early twenties.
Though the brothers roasting each other was funny, the wives definitely turned up the heat. Sophie Turner, Joe’s wife, roasted Joe for his dating history and the other brothers for wearing purity rings and their roles in Camp Rock. She ended her set by telling Joe that she would hook up with Pete Davidson, which aged hilariously due to Davidson’s relationship with Kim Kardashian. But it was her purity ring joke that’s been making headlines since.
Sophie Turner Goes NSFW about the Purity Rings
Sophie Turner, wife of middle brother Joe, went there when she was up for her roast. No one can do comedy about the Jonas brothers without bringing up the infamous purity rings, and Sophie wasn’t afraid to say what she really thought.
"No, the rings weren’t a good idea. Yes, as a gesture they’re laughably, toe-curlingly lame. But remember, this was about more than a gesture. This was about faith. This was about principle. This was about taking a stand and setting an example."
Sophie Turner’s joke seemed to be more about dragging out dirty laundry than telling a funny joke.
But then, she goes straight into NSFW territory: "Look, Joe wasn’t just sticking his fingers in some dumb metal rings. He was sticking his fingers in co-stars, actresses, and even a supermodel or two."
Nick’s and Kevin's wives were both visibly shocked by the savage joke, although they did crack a smile in response. But ever since the special premiered, the internet has been asking: Did Sophie Turner go too far?
Sure, roasts are meant to embarrass and jab the roastees, we get it. But Sophie Turner’s joke seemed to be more about dragging out dirty laundry than telling a funny joke. It also calls into question, what should wives say publicly about their husbands, even in the context of something like a roast?
Priyanka and Danielle Stuck to Just Humor
The other wives’ roasts focused on more comedy and personal jokes about their husbands. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who is married to Nick, made a joke of how her acting career is far more successful than Nick’s and how she has more Instagram followers than all three brothers combined.
Addressing the 10-year age gap between her and her husband, Priyanka joked, "We teach each other things. He showed me how to use TikTok, for example. And I showed him what a successful acting career looks like."
Danielle Jonas’ roast of her husband, Kevin, tackled all of the jokes about Kevin that fans loved and expressed how much she genuinely loves him for being such a wonderful husband and father.
Danielle teased Kevin about their daughters. "We had them the old-fashioned way, when he went on tour and I slept with the milkman," Thompson read. "And like most people, our daughters don't even know that he's famous."
Though she didn’t speak (she had lost her voice), the jokes she wrote were both heartfelt and hilarious. If that isn’t #marriagegoals, I don’t know what is.
Closing Thoughts: Fans Will Find It Funny, but That’s about It
The Jonas Brothers have their own unique brand of humor that fans have loved since they rose to popularity in the mid-2000s. A lot of the humor is very immature (though the brothers have grown up, all three maintain their sense of humor), but fans love watching it (myself included) because it’s nostalgic. One of their funniest skits from 2007 is “The Nick Jonas Show,” where 17-year-old Joe repeatedly hits 14-year-old Nick with a large plastic baseball bat.
Is it stupid? Yes, but I thought it was the funniest thing I’d ever seen when it first came out. Like most brothers, the Jonas Brothers love to make fun of each other, which they continue to do on their social media platforms.
Is the roast objectively funny? Not really, because it’s not for everyone. Though I found it entertaining, those who aren’t fans of the Jonas Brothers won’t find it funny because the majority of the humor is focused on tropes their fans love.
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