NEW YORK, March 5, 2007 — COMEDY CENTRAL Roasters propelled Shatner into a new atmosphere with a barrage of attacks on every topic from his age, his acting career and his large repertoire of bombs, at “The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner.” Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, “The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner: Extended & Uncensored!” DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, March 20 and will also be available at http://shop.comedycentral.com.
“The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner: Extended & Uncensored!” DVD includes additional celebrity skewing from the dais and is completely uncensored for your viewing pleasure. Bonus materials on this one-disc set include “The Making of the Roast” featurette, behind-the-scenes and red carpet interviews.
The event kicked-off with Shatner riding in on a white horse to thunderous applause. Shatner then assumed the position of Roastee while seated on stage in the original “Star Trek Enterprise” Captain Kirk chair. Roast Master Jason Alexander served up his own zingers at everyone’s expense that kept the crowd laughing the whole evening. Roasters included Andy Dick, Greg Giraldo, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Lampanelli, Artie Lange, Nichelle Nichols, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Pollak, Jeffrey Ross, Sharon Stone, George Takei, Betty White and Fred Willard. Also in attendance were Shatner’s “Boston Legal” cast mates, Julie Bowen, Mark Valley, Rene Auberjonois, “TJ Hooker” co-star Adrian Zmed, Star Trek alumni Brent Spiner, Jolene Blalock, actor Eric Roberts, actresses Sandra Bullock, Jeri Ryan and Carrie Fisher.