“Is Ben Affleck OK? That was so weird”: Fans Didn’t See Ben Affleck’s Unhinged Rant Coming During the Tom Brady Roast

Ben Affleck failed to cater to people's expectations during his surprising appearance at ‘The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady’.

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  • Tom Brady along with a star-studded cast appeared for Netflix’s The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady, on May 5.
  • As the Netflix live event honored the seven-time Super Bowl champion, Ben Affleck made a surprising appearance.
  • Starting with humorously balanced roasting and average jokes, Ben Affleck eventually got slammed by viewers for his unhinged rant.
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Back in April 2024, Netflix announced Tom Brady as the upcoming target of the first-ever unedited roast that will be telecast live as part of Netflix Is a Joke Fest. Thereafter, on May 5, the former Patriots quarterback appeared on The Greatest Roast of All Time, where he was roasted by comedians, NFL players, and surprisingly, Ben Affleck as well.

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Neflix's The Roast of Tom Brady.
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The Batman actor was rumored to potentially appear on the program with long-time Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Eventually, Ben Affleck made his way into the program to roast his favorite NFL quarterback. Unfortunately, the actor’s humorously balanced performance simply attracted criticism, as Affleck got slammed for his unhinged rant.

Ben Affleck’s Dull Performance at The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady 

A star-studded cast appeared for Netflix’s The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady, which streamed exclusively on Netflix on May 5 at 8 p.m. Hosted by Kevin Hart as a part of Netflix Is a Joke Fest 2024, the event witnessed several comedians, actors, and Brady’s former NFL teammates joining in to roast the player.

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While people were already excited about the event, things became even more thrilling when rumored attendee, actor, and die-hard Boston sports fan Ben Affleck appeared on the program to roast his favorite NFL quarterback. Making it a long night for Tom Brady at his live Netflix comedy roast, the event started with a bloody OJ Simpson jersey and ended with Brady smashing an iPhone on stage.

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Tom Brady in a poster for The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady [credits: Netflix]
However, while the Netflix live event honored the seven-time Super Bowl champion as he got roasted by comedians and his former NFL teammates, fans were truly disappointed by Ben Affleck. Although people were initially excited to see Affleck appear on stage, fans were soon taken aback by the actor’s humorously balanced jokes.

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Ben Affleck in a still from Deep Water

Walking onto the stage to a standing ovation from the crowd, Ben Affleck began with, “I’m just in time. This is pretty fucking ballsy of you”. However, midway through the roasting, people didn’t expect to hear Affleck’s unhinged rant where he called out fans for criticizing celebrities from behind the keyboard.

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You guys are there talking sh*t, alright, behind your f*king keyboard, that doesn’t make you a fan, that makes you a b*tch.

People had expected way better roasting from the actor, but unfortunately, Affleck turned out to be a major disappointment with his fairly average jokes and unnecessary ranting at Tom Brady’s roasting event.

Fans Criticize Ben Affleck’s Awful Roasting as Unhinged Rant

Following Netflix’s The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady, fans immediately took to X, to call out Ben Affleck for his dull performance despite previously creating hype with his possible appearance. Slamming the actor for turning the three-hour-long ceremony into a massive failure with his unhinged rant, fans went brutal on Affleck.

Addressing how the actor wasn’t overflowing with humor, unlike the other celebrities present on the show, fans slammed Ben Affleck for stringing together the worst set of the night. A few netizens even compared the actor’s roasting of Tom Brady to his discussion with Bill Maher where he kept losing his point.

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Ultimately, The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady was overall a success with the former NFL player’s buddies and well-known celebrities roasting him. But fans can’t overlook how badly Ben Affleck messed things up with his surprising appearance and average jokes, on the show.

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Written by Krittika Mukherjee

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Krittika is a News Writer at FandomWire with 2 years of prior experience in lifestyle and web content writing. With her previous works available on HubPages and Medium, she has woven over 1500 stories with us, about fan-favorite actors, movies, and shows. Post-graduate in Journalism and Honors-graduate in English Literature, when this art enthusiast isn't crafting your next favorite article, she finds her escapism in coffee, fiction, and the Wizarding World.