COMEDY CENTRAL® PICKS ITS POSSE FOR
“THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF FLAVOR FLAV”
Playas Of The Night Include Roast Master Katt Williams,
Roasters Carrot Top, Greg Giraldo, Ice-T, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Lampanelli, Bridgett Neilsen,
Patton Oswalt, Snoop Dogg, Sommore And Many Others
"The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Flavor Flav"
To Air On Sunday, August 12 At 10:00 P.M.*
NEW YORK, July 2, 2007 – The clock is tickin’ on Rapper, lova and newest Roastee Flavor Flav! COMEDY CENTRAL is taking a page out of Public Enemy’s song book and Flav best be ready because “You’re Gonna Get Yours!” Comedian Katt Williams has been tapped as the evening’s Roast Master. The show is being taped at The Warner Brother Studio Lot on Sunday, July 22 in Los Angeles. “The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Flavor Flav" will air on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m.
This year’s Roasters include Carrot Top, Greg Giraldo, Ice-T, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Lampanelli, Bridgett Neilsen, Patton Oswalt, Snoop Dogg, Sommore, among others. Throughout the evening, DJ Spinderella will be spinning the tunes.
While things are heating up on stage, COMEDY CENTRAL will do its part to cool things off. This year’s Roast will be the network's first-ever carbon neutral production. COMEDY CENTRAL will offset its carbon emissions with the help of partner, NativeEnergy, a national marketer of carbon offsets and renewable energy credits (RECs), offering individuals and organizations a means to compensate for their global warming pollution.
Flavor Flav, born William J. Drayton, is credited as rap music’s original “Hype Man." Flav is celebrating his 20th year in the rap business and currently on tour with Public Enemy front man and partner Chuck D. Flav has starred in VH1’s "Surreal Life," "Strange Love" and the record setting, "Flavor of Love" series.
"The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Flavor Flav" will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also executive produced and directed “COMEDY CENTRAL’s Roast Of William Shatner" and "COMEDY CENTRAL's Roast Of Pamela Anderson." Elizabeth Porter serves as the executive in charge for the network.
"The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Flavor Flav" is sponsored by Anheuser Busch, Taco Bell and Jack Link’s.
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