Burke's Law (1994)/Who Killed the Host at the Roast?

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Who Killed the Host at the Roast?
Season 1, Episode 5
Airdate February 4, 1994
Written by Michael Lewis Barry,
Gene Barry
Directed by Dennis Dugan
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Who Killed the Host at the Roast? is the fifth episode of the first season of Burke's Law.


Guest Stars: Milton Berle (), Jack Carter (), Corey Feldman (), Elliott Gould (Harry Waters), Gavin MacLeod (Jerry Marz), Rue McClanahan (), Ed McMahon (Big Hank Whittaker), Tracy Scoggins (Roxanne North), Peter Scolari (), Tori Spelling (Mary McKenna)


Plot Overview

A bunch of comedians gather for a roast, but what happens to the guest of honor is not funny: he winds up getting roasted--fatally--by a microphone. The Burkes check out a list of suspects including a number of the dead man's fellow comics, along with his wife and son. Amos discovers that the victim had an illegitimate daughter, and that she may also be a target of the killer.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Both Jack Carter and Rue McClanahan guest-starred on the original Burke's Law, interestingly enough, in the same episode, "Who Killed April?".

In an episode full of comedians, it's ironic that Dom DeLuise, who was the comic relief on the series, does not appear in this episode...the only one he doesn't appear in!

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments