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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Comedy Central To Roast Joan Rivers

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Having briefly met Joan Rivers at a Michael Musto book party in 2007 we can say with certainty that the old broad has a thick skin. But what can be said about Joan Rivers in a roast with comedic originality that has not already been said? From the press release:

"COMEDY CENTRAL is adding a new face to its Emmy-nominated Roast franchise. The network is rolling out the red carpet to Roast one of comedy’s most trailblazing female performers, comedy icon Joan Rivers. This star-studded event will tape in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 26, 2009 and will air on Sunday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

"'I'm thrilled to be doing this for COMEDY CENTRAL. The last time I was Roasted I was half of a two-for-one special: Joan of Arc and me,' said Rivers.

"'Joan Rivers is a comedic genius who has proven that she can take it as hard as she gives it,' said Elizabeth Porter, SVP, specials and talent, COMEDY CENTRAL. 'She's such a lovely person, but when she takes aim, no one is going to be spared. It should be a crazy night.'"

This will all depend upon execution -- and the panel of roasters.

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