So Not Funny: When Comedians Offend Celebrities

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  • Tina Fey, Questlove
  • Ricky Gervais, Eddie Murphy
  • Whoopi Goldberg, Wayne Newton
  • Donald Trump, Rosie O'Donnell
  • Madonna, David Letterman
  • Milton Berle, RuPaul
  • Chelsea Handler, Nick Cannon
  • Kanye West, Jimmy Kimmel
  • Rihanna, Joan Rivers
  • Chris Rock, O.J. Simpson
  • Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy
  • Lindsay Lohan, George Lopez
  • Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Griffin

Whoopi Goldberg vs. Wayne Newton

Comedians often tone down their acts when they transition to hosting talk shows, so as not to offend their honored guests, but somebody forgot to send Whoopi Goldberg that memo. During 1992's The Whoopi Goldberg Show, which only lasted one season, the Oscar winner had Wayne Newton as a guest. After Newton's public financial woes, the comedienne mocked him by handing him a pocket calculator and ledger to "better manage his hotel empire." Whoopi added, if he was broke, she would cook for him. Newton famously walked off the show.  

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