NEW YORK, July 5, 2011 – COMEDY CENTRAL has
secured one of Hollywood’s most notorious bad boys. The network announced today that
Charlie Sheen will be the next Roastee. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen”
(#SheenRoast) will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 10. The Roast will
premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Monday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while,” said Sheen. “It’s
time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”
“Charlie has assured us that
nothing will be off limits in this Roast… which scares even us,” said Kent Alterman, head
of original programming and production, COMEDY CENTRAL. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of
Charlie Sheen” will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions,
who also served as executive producer and director of the COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts Of Donald
Trump, Joan Rivers, Larry The Cable
Anderson, as well as the Emmy-nominated “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast
Of William Shatner“. Jonas Larsen is the executive in charge for the
the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide.
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