Being Roasted on Comedy Central means that you were so successful throughout your career that you must now subject yourself to sit in front of a panel of your closest peers, former co-workers, and some of the (hopefully) funniest comedians in the world, as they take their turns making fun of every aspect of your professional and private lives.
Getting Roasted also has the unique ability to regenerate careers. Take, for example, 'The Hoff' - since Comedy Central's 2010 Roasting of David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), The Hoff has been all over the map - from Dancing with the Stars to trying to survive a massive Piranha attack in 3DD. So, will Comedy Central's Roast do the same for Roseanne's career?
According to Comedy Central, comedian Roseanne Barr is next in line to be Roasted. The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne is set to shoot on August 4th in Los Angeles and will air on August 12th.
Roseanne gained national fame during the late '80s through the mid-90s with her ABC network self-titled sitcom, alongside ex-Roseanne cast member, John Goodman. Goodman, as you may recall, played Roseanne's husband on the show and won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in 1993. Since then, Roseanne has seemingly jumped around from project to project, including hosting her own talk show from 1998 to 2000. She had a pilot for a series entitled Downwardly Mobile about a lower-middle class family living in a mobile home community, but ultimately wasn't picked up.
When asked about the 'roasting', Roseanne joked:
"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!"
No panel of Roasters has been named yet.
In recent years, Comedy Central has been the hilarious home for such Roastings as that of Donald Trump, Joan Rivers, Flavor-Flav, Pamela Anderson, Bob Saget, Charlie Sheen, as well as William Shatner, which earned the network an Emmy nomination. Joseph Gallen will serve as the Executive Producer for the Roasting of Roseanne.
Whether or not Comedy Central's Roast of Roseanne turns into the spark that resurrects Roseanne's career remains to be seen. One can only hope the network reaches out to one of its former employees after Roseanne, and decides to 'roast' and regenerate the career of Dave Chappelle. Now that would be something to watch, wouldn't it?
As mentioned, The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne will air on August 12 at 10 PM.
Source: Comedy Central