“People say Chewbacca’s breath is bad, but have you ever been in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with Luke Skywalker? Forget using the force, how about use the floss!”
Expect to hear such jokes (but hopefully better) at the Roast of Luke Skywalker, coming to the Creek and the Cave later this month.
The roast of everyone’s favorite Jedi Master is being put on by Character Assassination, an outfit born in Louisville, Kentucky that has previously roasted fictional figures such as Robocop, Freddy Kreuger, and Barbie– plus real-life legends ranging from Walt Disney to Hitler.
In this installment of a monthly series, Luke will be played by comedian and Luke lookalike (Luke-alike?) Sam Evans. As with the roast of Darth Vadar, Luke will be sabered down to size by his fellow Star Wars characters, including Han Solo (played by Character Assassination co-founder Raanan Hershberg), Obi-Wan Kenobe, Yoda, and Princess Leia. (This isn’t the first time Character Assassination has roasted a father and son, by the way; the roasts started in 2011 with Jesus talking the stage to the tune of “Spirit in the Sky”; God was forced to faced the music a year later.)
No, this won’t be as exciting as seeing the new Star Wars movie in 4DX, but at $5 it’ll cost a hell of a lot less, and it’ll be way more (intentionally) funny.
The Roast of Luke Skywalker, Jan. 26 at 10pm at The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City; tickets $5.