NEW YORK, August 29, 2011 – Charlie Sheen may be driving this train, but COMEDY CENTRAL is pulling out all the stops! The network unveiled today the first wave of Roasters, who will be joining Roast Master Seth MacFarlane for an epic evening…let the games begin! Additional Roasters and talent to be in attendance will be announced shortly. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen” (#SheenRoast) will tape at Sony Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 10 and will premiere on Monday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Roasters brave enough to take on the warlock will include TMZ’s master of celebrity gossip Harvey Levin, “Jackass” star Steve-O and legendary heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. This year’s Roasters will also include comedians Anthony Jeselnik and Jeffrey Ross.
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, David Hasselhoff, Joan Rivers, Larry The Cable Guy, Bob Saget, Flavor-Flav, Pamela Anderson, as well as the Emmy-nominated “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of William Shatner“. Jonas Larsen is the executive in charge for the network.
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