Ahead of its television premiere next month, Comedy Central has revealed the dais for The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin. The unveiling comes in a new promo video for the program, with Baldwin hitting each of the names with pre-recorded generic insults. As previously announced, Will and Grace star Sean Hayes will serve as the roastmaster of the proceedings. Also revealed in the video for the dais are Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner, Joel McHale, Debra Messing, Chris Redd, and roast regular Jeff Ross. Better yet, that's not all, as additional roasters and names of talent attending are expected to be announced soon.
Alec Baldwin will be joining a long list of celebrity names to previously be roasted to a crisp on Comedy Central. Some of the other biggest stars to be given the treatment include William Shatner, Bruce Willis, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, and Rob Lowe. Even the current president of the United States was once on the receiving end of a Comedy Central roast, getting verbally obliterated by a variety of celebrities like Seth MacFarlane, Whitney Cummings, Gilbert Gottfried, Marlee Matlin, and Snoop Dogg. For the Baldwin roast, Tenth Planet Productions' Joel Gallen will once again be executive producing, after executive producing and directing all of the aforementioned roasts. Rick Austin is also executive producing, with Jeff Ross co-executive producing.
As one of the most well-known actors in the world, Baldwin shouldn't need too much introduction. After first coming into prominence with a recurring role on the TV series Knots Landing, Baldwin took on a variety of leading and supporting roles in many movies. Some of his most popular film credits include Beetlejuice, The Hunt for Red October, The Aviator, The Departed, multiple Mission: Impossible sequels, and many, many more. From 2006 to 2013, he appeared in one of his most beloved roles as Jack Donaghy on the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. For years, Baldwin has been regularly performing on the sketch comedy series, often in surprise appearances, as the controversial president. Trump himself is clearly not a fan of the mockery, having lambasted Baldwin and SNL over the skits on his Twitter account. Still, the portrayal has been widely acclaimed, earning Baldwin his third Primetime Emmy in 2017. More than likely, Baldwin will be back in the role when new episodes of SNL return this fall.
We've been due for another roast on Comedy Central, so it's nice to see the next one will be here soon enough. The event is set to tape at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 7, and you can watch The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin when it premieres on the network on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This news comes to us from Comedy Central.