This was a purchase I made for myself, and I am THRILLED with it! While I don't remember this when originally aired, I am old enough to remember and appreciate the humor of many of the people featured: Dean Martin, of course, who had a great sense of humor in addition to his famed singing and acting careers. Rowan and Martin, Don Rickles, Foster Brooks, Rich Little, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Ruth Buzzi, in character as Gladys Ormphsbey with her purse in tow to whack people with, and my personal favorite, Phyllis Diller, are among those who often appeared on the dais to roast a fellow celebrity.
There is one episode missing from this set - the Frank Sinatra Roast. I purchased it separately, and recommend it highly because it's hilarious. I am fortunate that I am old enough to remember the variety show format of the seventies and how entertaining and enjoyable they were to watch. Before political correctness, yes, but I miss that, because people could take a joke without analyzing it, give it right back and know it was all in good fun. If you like laugh - out - loud humor, than this is for you!