Comedy Central has been working to revive the concept of celebrity roasts, and their next target has been one of the most notorious figures in Hollywood over the past year. That’s right, Mr Winning himself, Charlie Sheen.

The upcoming event, where other celebrities will stand up and publicly make fun of Charlie Sheen and his often suspect life decisions, was announced by the following press release.

COMEDY CENTRAL® LOCKS UP CHARLIE SHEEN!
NETWORK ANNOUNCES THE “COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN”
TO TAPE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 IN LOS ANGELES
NEW YORK, July 5, 2011 – COMEDY CENTRAL has secured one of Hollywood’s most notorious bad boys. The network announced today that Charlie Sheen will be the next Roastee. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen” (#SheenRoast) will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 10. The Roast will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Monday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while,” said Sheen. “It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

“Charlie has assured us that nothing will be off limits in this Roast… which scares even us,” said Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, COMEDY CENTRAL.

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.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press Web site, at www.comedycentral.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @comedycentralpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Early speculation about the roasters roster predicts appearances by Jeffrey Ross, Lisa Lampanelli, Jim Norton, Norm MacDonald, and the man whom some call the “King of Dirty Pool Roasting” Gilbert Gottfried. Given his past projects, some think Heather Locklear might make an appearance, possibly Connie Britton and others. Sheen’s brother Emelio Estevez and father Martin Sheen are atop the wish-list of many, and while some say it’s unlikely that either of them would show up, Charlie’s family is considered much more likely to appear than any of Sheen’s TWO AND A HALF MEN co-stars. In addition to any ill feelings which still exist due to things that were said during Sheen’s departure, another roadblock to getting someone like Jon Cryer involved? The roast is expected to air the same night as the season premiere of the show, the series’ first episode without Sheen in the cast.

As something of a morbid curiosity, wouldn’t you love to see Ashton Kutcher as one of the roasters?


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