What do Flava Flav, James Franco, and William Shatner have in common? They've all been a part of the Comedy Central Roast, which has been a recurring piece of programming the network has run on and off since 2003. Now, a year removed from its roast of Bruce Willis, another celebrity has signed on to have his achievements, accolades, and darker moments ridiculed by comedians and other celebrities. Strap in, because 2019's roastee is Alec Baldwin.
That's right, Alec Baldwin has agreed to a roasting, which means the cameras will be rolling while some of the funniest people on the planet try to burn the actor with some insults. Of course, he should know what he's getting into, although his participation the roast is a bit surprising to say the least. The Roast of Alec Baldwin is set to tape in New York City this summer, and will air sometime presumably soon after.
To say Alec Baldwin has made a few headlines he may not want comedians poking fun at is an understatement, which could cause some drama. Of course, these events are usually taped and then aired edited. So there's a chance if something that overtly crossed the line was said Comedy Central would just scratch it from the television airing, and few people would be any the wiser.
Alec Baldwin won't be the only target, as guests of past roasts like Ann Coulter have complained about the unfair or harsh treatment they received for appearing on a Comedy Central Roast. Alec Baldwin's frequent parody of President Donald Trump may encourage other conservative pundits like Coulter to offer to appear, which could bring a similar controversy if they do. Will Coulter return to take a shot at Baldwin, or might someone else step up to the plate?
Now, it's worth mentioning that Alec Baldwin's reaction to his Comedy Central Roast may not be as some would guess, as he was roasted just two years ago in the Spike TV special One Night Only: Alec Baldwin. The event featured many people from Alec's career in Hollywood, and even a President of the United States! No, not the one you're assuming.
As of writing, it hasn't been revealed which celebrities are set to appear for Alec Baldwin's Comedy Central Roast. With that said, one would assume former co-stars from 30 Rock will make an appearance, a couple of his brothers, and maybe someone from the cast of Beetlejuice? Take that combined with the usual comedian suspects like Jeff Ross and Saturday Night Live castmembers past and present, and this roast could make for one very entertaining night of television.
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