Paul Hogan is brutally roasted by Tom Gleeson during Channel Seven special

Paul Hogan is brutally roasted by Tom Gleeson during Channel Seven special as he jokes about the actor’s failed marriages and career

Tom Gleeson brutally roasted iconic Australian actor Paul Hogan in a Channel Seven special, The Roast of Paul Hogan, on Tuesday night.

An array of Australian talent including Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Ernie Dingo and John Paul Young poked fun at Paul’s expense while also paying tribute to his life and career.

Tom took to the stage and made some brutal jokes about Paul’s failed marriages and career.

Paul Hogan (pictured) was brutally roasted by Tom Gleeson during Channel Seven special as he joked about his failed marriages and career

Paul Hogan (pictured) was brutally roasted by Tom Gleeson during Channel Seven special as he joked about his failed marriages and career

‘Paul Hogan, it’s great to meet you. It would’ve been great to meet you in your prime, but … here we are,’ he began.

‘Hopefully this show does really well – you could have your first hit since 1986!’

Tom then joked about Paul’s comedy program The Paul Hogan Show, which aired from 1973 until 1984.

‘Paul, when you came up with The Paul Hogan Show, were you at home watching The Benny Hill Show and thought, ‘this is a bit too clever’?’ he asked.

'Paul Hogan, it's great to meet you. It would've been great to meet you in your prime, but ¿ here we are,' Tom (pictured) began

‘Paul Hogan, it’s great to meet you. It would’ve been great to meet you in your prime, but … here we are,’ Tom (pictured) began

Tom also joked about the actor’s career, adding: ‘It was really popular in the 80s, but now it’s piss that you couldn’t force on anyone.’

He then referenced Paul’s famous ‘Shrimp on the barbie’ catchphrase as he poked fun at his failed marriages.

‘I see why you like shrimp. You break off the bit that you want, then you throw it away. Like your marriages!’

Tom ended: ‘Paul, thank you for having me … and what’s your accountant’s phone number?’

Tom also joked about the actor's career, adding: 'It was really popular in the 80s, but now it's piss that you couldn't force on anyone

Tom also joked about the actor’s career, adding: ‘It was really popular in the 80s, but now it’s piss that you couldn’t force on anyone

Best known for playing true-blue Aussie adventurer Mick Dundee in the 1986 classic Crocodile Dundee, Hogan first rose to fame as a TV star.

He performed satirical skits for Channel Nine’s A Current Affair.

The one-time blue collar worker from Granville, western Sydney, spun off his ‘Hoges’ character, created for ACA, into the long-running series The Paul Hogan Show, which aired from 1973 to 1984. 

Hogan is best known for playing heart-throb adventurer Mick Dundee in the 1986 romantic adventure Crocodile Dundee, alongside his future wife Linda Kozlowski

Hogan is best known for playing heart-throb adventurer Mick Dundee in the 1986 romantic adventure Crocodile Dundee, alongside his future wife Linda Kozlowski

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