COMEDY CENTRAL® TAPS GOLDEN GLOBE AND EMMY® AWARD-WINNING ICON ALEC BALDWIN TO HEADLINE ITS NEXT ROAST

  • Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin to Tape This Summer in New York

NEW YORK, June 5, 2019 – Comedy Central is rolling out the red carpet for the illustrious and multitalented film, television and stage star Alec Baldwin. The #1 brand in comedy announced today that Baldwin will be this year’s Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin (#BaldwinRoast) will take place in New York with the tape and airdate to be announced at a later date.

“Getting roasted will be the greatest honor of my lifetime besides being a father, a husband, hosting SNL seventeen times, receiving Golden Globes, Emmys, and working with Martin Scorsese,” said Baldwin.

“Alec Baldwin has done so many great things it will be a unique treat to spend a night focusing on everything he’d rather forget,” said Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice President, Talent and Development, Comedy Central.

The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin 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 Bruce WillisRob Lowe,  Justin BieberJames FrancoCharlie Sheen, and Donald Trump, as well as the Emmy®-nominated Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. Christian McLaughlin is the Executive in Charge of Production and Jordan Ellner is the Talent Producer for Comedy Central.

Comedy Central gives audiences access to a world of super funny, personally relatable, culturally relevant, and provocative comedy that tells the funny truths of life, every day and everywhere. From award-winning late-night, scripted and animated series to stand-up specials, short-form and sketch, Comedy Central has it all. A subsidiary of Viacom, Comedy Central is available to more than 300 million households in over 150 countries across the globe. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Comedy Central’s press site at press.cc.com and follow us on Twitter at @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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