Event to tape Aug. 4 in Los Angeles, air on Aug. 12
Roseanne Barr is the next celeb to be skewered at a Comedy Central roast.Former sitcom star will get her ribbing on the cabler Aug. 12. Event will tape Aug. 4. Comedy Central has slowed down the amount of roasts it produces. Between March 2009 (Larry the Cable Guy) and last August (Charlie Sheen), net aired five roasts. After roast ratings started to trend downward in 2010, the Sheen affair brought the numbers back up with 6.4 million tuning in, making it the most-watched roast ever. The soiree came soon after Sheen’s public meltdown that resulted in him leaving “Two and a Half Men.” Net will soon announce those will sit on the dais for Barr affair. Joel Gallen will exec produce. “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,” said Kent Alterman, the cabler’s head of original programming and production. Barr added: “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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