Peyton Manning’s sense of humor has been on full display since retiring from football.
First, a DirecTV commercial poking fun at his retirement, and now a small shot at Tom Brady on Comedy Central’s roast of Rob Lowe.
His exact quote was, “You took the air out of my retirement announcement so fast you can probably get a job as Tom Brady’s ball boy.”
The joke was probably a comeback for Lowe erroneously tweeting out that Manning was retiring from the NFL back in 2012.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 18, 2012
The slow, deliberate delivery of the joke suggests that Manning didn’t write it, or probably any of his roast, but it is still fun to see him in this light. Known as a detail-oriented task master throughout his career, everyone only got to see the funny Peyton Manning through advertisements and prank stories from teammates.
Hopefully, in the second act of his adult life, we can see the middle Manning less guarded and more willing to show his personality on a regular basis.
The roast will air Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) August 29, 2016