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Comedy Central to roast Roseanne

June 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- Comedy Central says it plans to tape a roast of American comedian, actress and author Roseanne in Los Angeles this summer.

The program is to be taped Aug. 4 and will air Aug. 12, the cable network said.

"Although Roseanne appears to be a demure, soft-spoken woman eternally committed to the status quo, we believe under the surface is an explosive, trail-blazing cultural revolution. We are honored to roast her," Kent Alterman, the network's head of original programming and production, said in a statement Monday.

"Celebrating Roseanne's unprecedented achievements in comedy and television will surely inspire us to make this roast more reminiscent of the classic roasts, where the intimacy of friends jousting with each other came through."

"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," Roseanne said.

Previous Comedy Central roasts have featured Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, David Hasselhoff, Joan Rivers, Larry the Cable Guy, Bob Saget, Flavor-Flav, Pamela Anderson and William Shatner.

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