Legendary actor Alec Baldwin will soon go through the wringer, as the 30 Rock star will be the next celebrity getting in the hot seat for Comedy Central Roast. The cable network formally announced the decision to put Baldwin in the hot seat next for what now seems to be an annual roast. Baldwin will tape his roast this summer in New York, although an official air date has yet to be revealed. But just because he's the honoree, don't think Baldwin won't be throwing his own shade as well. "Getting roasted will be the greatest honor of my lifetime besides being a father, a husband, hosting Saturday Night Live 17 times, receiving Golden Globes, Emmys, and working with Martin Scorsese," Baldwin said of the news.
For many years, Comedy Central has served as the premiere network to host celebrity roastings. They first began airing them with the annual roasts of the New York Friars Club, starting with Drew Carey in 1998. After five years, the network began producing its own roasts for television in 2003, beginning with a roast of Denis Leary. Over the past 16 years, a wide variety of famous stars have since gone on the network to be the subject of a scathing roast by their colleagues. Some of the more notable guests include Rob Lowe, Bob Saget, William Shatner, David Hasselhoff, Charlie Sheen, Justin Bieber, Roseanne Barr, James Franco, and even the president of the United States, Donald Trump. The most recent celebrity to be roasted for the network was Bruce Willis in 2018.
It's not clear which other celebrities will be coming in to roast Alec Baldwin, although that information will become available as the project prepares to film. Likely, comedian Jeff Ross will be coming back once again, as he has appeared on every roast for Comedy Central since Pamela Anderson in 2005. The other celebrities to come onto the show will likely have some kind of connection to Baldwin, and some of his 30 Rock co-stars like Tina Fey seem like probable candidates to appear. Some of the SNL crew are likely to show up as well, given Baldwin's long-running stint as Donald Trump on the show.
It may be argued at the roast that Baldwin does not always make the best career decisions. It was recently reported that the actor did not want to take part in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, as he was certain it would be a career killer. Luckily for him, the movie was a big success and only helped to further Baldwin's career instead. "When we did Beetlejuice, I had no idea what it was about," Baldwin said in an interview. "I thought my, all of our, careers are going to end with the release of this film. Maybe we're all going to be dead."
In any case, Baldwin will serve as an excellent subject for mockery on The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin. The man has had a plethora of problems from his personal life made public in the past, and there aren't going to be many stones left unturned. Of course, we can expect Baldwin to fire back at his roasters at the end, as is tradition. This information comes to us from Comedy Central.