Comedy Central to Roast Rob Lowe

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Rob Lowe will be the subject of this year’s Comedy Central roast, the network announced Thursday. The “Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe” will be shot in Los Angeles later this year. No premiere date or taping date has yet been set.

“Rob Lowe is handsome, talented, successful and handsome. He needs to be roasted,” said Kent  Alterman, president of Comedy Central.

Lowe most recently starred in the Fox comedy series “The Grinder” alongside Fred Savage. The series was well reviewed but failed to draw standout ratings. It was canceled after one season.

“What a thrill to once again be following in Justin Bieber’s footsteps,” Lowe said. “I look forward to a night of hilarious jokes recycled from the James Franco Roast. I would like to express my gratitude to the members of my family who have passed away and therefore will not have to endure what promises to be a very special evening.”

No lineup for performers on the Lowe roast has yet been announced. Recent roast subjects include Bieber, Franco, Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump. Among the performers who spoke at last year’s Bieber roast were Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris D’Elia, Natasha Leggero, Pete Davidson and Will Ferrell.

Lowe spoke with John Travolta for “Actors on Actors” in this week’s issue of Variety. Asked by Travolta about the sense of humor he brings to his work, Lowe said, “I was influenced as a kid by watching early ‘Saturday Night Live.’ I must have been about 11, 12 or 13 when it came out and I was obsessed with it. I think I know more about early ‘SNL’ than probably the people who were actually on it.”

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  1. Nanny Mo says:

    Will any subjects be “off” the table? Will Roman Polanski be invited?

    • Bryan Hill says:

      Watched the Rob Lowe roast tonight, could not be more disgusted! The treatment of Ann Coulter Was a disgrace! Is it a bad thing To be a strong, intelligent, independent woman ? Fuck Hollywood! Never watching Spike, or comedy channel again, and yes, that hurts a little! But what I watched was so VILE , Won’t do it again!

      • Oh please – no one in history has deserved it more. The 11 hate-filled AC volumes are filled with more inane inaccuracies and downright blatant lies than all the pages of bogus citations. This is hard evidence the feckless audience for this kind of drivel are clueless Alt-right Trumpists and racist white supremacists. 20 nights of AC roasting couldn’t begin to balance the ledger on this sorry excuse for a human being. The disgusting thing was Ann Coulter and from the moment she signed on it was open season. I only wish they had more time. The post roast media, Facebook and Twitter reaction to AC is unanimous – AC Bombed – Is Mercilessly Destroyed – Demolished – Her book announcement was loudly BOOED. She used her time to shamelessly shill for her latest limp screed “In Trump We Trust”

  2. kdnicewanger says:

    Who will tell the best statutory rape joke?

  3. That was “fave” roles, but hey it was Californication…

  4. Yeah! He is hilarious. One of my face roles was his turn on “Californication”.

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