NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 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” (#RoseanneRoast) will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 4. The Roast will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
“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. We are honored to Roast her,” said Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Production, COMEDY CENTRAL. ”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.”