While his brother Bobby and nephew Brett are known as the outspoken members of the Hull family, Dennis was the comedian. A five-time All-Star, Dennis has a pretty decent career in his 14 years in the National Hockey League, compiling 303 goals and 654 points while playing alongside Bobby for eight of those seasons.
Today, Hull is a celebrity emcee and traveling to various banquets and events doing speaking engagements. Thanks to the glory that is YouTube, his three and a half minute routine during the CBC's "Don Cherry Celebrity Roast" has been preserved for our enjoyment.
A couple of observations:
-Is Ron McLean Canada's version of Dick Clark? Despite the hair gaining a bit of white, the man's look doesn't change over time.
-Laughing at your own jokes? I'd expect more out of a professional comedian, sir. Though nothing beats self-deprecating humor.
-There's no reason these hockey roasts couldn't be held today. How large of a rating do you think the "Gary Bettman Celebrity Roast" featuring Sean Avery and Paul Kelly would get? What about one for Kevin Lowe with Brian Burke as master of ceremonies?
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For our friends north of the border, did CBC produce any other roasts for hockey players or personalities since the early '90's?