MacFarlane plays roastmaster for Hoff

“Family Guy” creator and animation kingpin Seth MacFarlane has been tabbed as host of Comedy Central’s roast of David Hasselhoff.Seth-macfarlane-family-guy-1

Talk about an easy target. The lineup of roasters will have all sorts of ammunition to fire at the Hoff — from his “Baywatch” days, to his alcohol binges, to “America’s Got Talent” — and everything will be below the belt. As it should be.

Special, which airs on the cabler Aug. 15, tapes Aug. 1 at Sony Studios and it’s always a tough ticket. For those who can’t get enough of the bawdy fun, the live event has plenty of extra laughs not seen in the edited version.

Whitney Cummings, Greg Giraldo, Lisa Lampanelli and Jeffrey Ross are all veteran roasters who’ll make another appearance this time around. Newer to the game are Pamela Anderson (although she was the roastee several years back), George Hamilton, Hulk Hogan and Jerry Springer.

Besides Anderson, previous recipients of the verbal slings and arrows have been Joan Rivers, Hugh Hefner, William Shatner, Larry the Cable Guy, Flavor Flav and Jeff Saget, just to name a handful.

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On a much more serious side note, On the Air sends its condolences to the MacFarlane family. Seth’s mother, Ann Perry (Sager) MacFarlane, passed away July 16 after a long fight with cancer. She was 63 years old.

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