Comedy Central announces Roseanne roast, will be ‘reminiscent of classic roasts’

By | June 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Comedy Central is rolling out the red carpet for one of America’s most outspoken and pioneering comedians. The network announced today that Roseanne Barr will be the next Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 4 and premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10 pm EST.

“Although Roseanne appears to be a demure, soft spoken woman eternally committed to the status quo, we believe under the surface is an explosive, trail-blazing cultural revolution,” quipped Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Production at the network. “We are honored to Roast her. Celebrating Roseanne’s unprecedented achievements in comedy and television will surely inspire us to make this Roast more reminiscent of the classic roasts, where the intimacy of friends jousting with each other came through.”

When asked about the Roast, Roseanne remarked, “All I can say is good luck finding anything about me to make fun of… I mean, I’ve never made a mistake or offended anyone in my life!”

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