STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Lynch, Ross on Comedy Central's ROAST OF ROSEANNE
COMEDY CENTRAL is rolling out the red carpet for one of America's most outspoken and pioneering comedians, Roseanne Barr. The "COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ROSEANNE (#RoseanneRoast) was taped in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 4 and will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Below, view clips of the roastee and guest of honor, Roseanne, as she thanks Tom Arnold for showing up, see Roast Master Jane Lynch notice a similarity between the #RoseanneRoast and Chick-fil-A, comedian Jeff Ross quips that he wanted to see someone bigger than Charlie Sheen at the event and gymnast Amy Schumer, who points out the similarities between the ladies on the dais and the women's Olympic gymnastics team.
"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."
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!"
The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Roseanne" 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 Charlie Sheen, 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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