The funnywoman made a grand entrance by riding into the Sheraton Hotel ballroom sidesaddle on a white pony as she was flanked by two shirtless cowboys.
The 90-year-old took her seat in front of a 1,100-strong crowd before broadcaster Barbara Walters made a series of wisecracks.
Referring to White's age, she joked, "Betty's not the first woman to be roasted by the Friars, but there have been so many firsts (for her). Betty was the first woman to do Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre. I mean literally. She did him in the balcony."
Many of the comedic remarks made reference to White's years, with funnyman Jeffrey Ross telling the audience, "More men have died on top of her than Mount Everest."
Despite the numerous good-natured insults, White enjoyed her time at the event, later telling the New York Daily News, "Everyone was so nice."
The Friars Club is a private club in New York City widely known for its yearly celebrity roasts, when a star endures scathing jokes and comedy putdowns.
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President Barack Obama, you finally feel our pain. Apparently, there aren't even enough secret service agents in Washington, D.C., to keep the president from running into the Kardashians. "Why am I telling knock-knock jokes to Kim Kardashian?" President Obama joked during the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night. "What is she famous for, anyway?"
But the "friendly" jests hardly ended there. Jimmy Kimmel also turned the event into a Kardashian roast. "If you're looking for the greatest threat to America right now, she's right there," Kimmel said as he pointed directly at the reality star. Kimmel added, addressing President Obama, "When you took office, the Kardashians had one reality show. Now they have four. This is not a good trend."
While Kim and Kris Jenner, her mother, both took the jokes in stride, this is hardly the first time E!'s First Family has been the target of jabs. Here are just a few who have kept up with taking shots at the Kardashians. Why make fun of the family? Because, like Everest, they're there. A little too often.
Jon Hamm v. Kim Kardashian
Just a month ago, Mad Men star Jon Hamm started a battle with Kim when he dissed her during an interview with Elle UK. "Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated," he stated. "Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."
Jonah Hill v. the Karadashians
Moneyball star Jonah Hill took a swing at the Kardashian's reality empire when he told The Huffington Post that he didn't understand why people would choose to watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians on Sunday nights over Mad Men. "The truth of it is, I have friends who work in TV and the Kardashians get higher ratings than their TV shows," he said. "Shows that people actually work hard on; writing, and creating, and trying to tell stories. The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like Mad Men is disgusting."
Mitt Romney v. Kim Karadashian
Kim Karadshian may be planning on running for Mayor of Glendale one day, but she has already made it into one political race. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney compared the reality star's short-lived marriage to the promises of President Obama makes while on the campaign trail. “I’ve been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama, then candidate Obama, going through making Iowa promises... " Romney said. "I think the gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I’ve seen, well, since the Kardashian wedding and the promise of ’til death do we part.”
Cher v. Kim Kardashian
You know things are bad when you're put on a lower tier than Jon and Kate Gosselin. "Never saw a Kardashian but these B**ches should b Drop kicked down a freeway! Not kidding!" she tweeted. "feel like I live in a cave! Once watched J&Kate they were sweet! This s**t is HARD CORE! Is true Kardashian did Porno ! I'm so Fkn outa it !"
Barbara Walters v. the Kardashians
Barbara Walters may have been interviewing the Kardashians, but she still unloaded her opinion right in front of the reality stars. "You don't really act; you don't sing; you don't dance," Walters said to the girls. "You don't have any — forgive me — any talent!"
Paris Hilton v. Ex-BFF Kim Kardashian
Back in 2008, the hotel heiress (and former Kardashian BFF) said, "I would not want [Kim's ass] — it's gross! It reminds me of cottage cheese inside a big trash bag."
[Us, Huff Po, Politico, Radar]
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