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Joan Rivers set for Comedy Central roast

April 9, 2009 at 4:01 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Comedy Central has announced plans to roast U.S. comedienne Joan Rivers for a new special.

The program is to be taped in Los Angeles July 26 and to be aired Aug. 9.

"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," Rivers, 75, said in a statement.

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

Rivers is currently appearing on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" and celebrating the publication of her two new books -- "Men Are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs" and "Murder at the Academy Awards."

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