Comedy Central has released details about the upcoming Alec Baldwin Roast and included in the panel of celebrities who will take shots at Baldwin is Caitlyn Jenner. This isn’t Jenner’s first time roasting a fellow celebrity- a pre-transition Bruce Jenner took the stage for Dean Martin’s roast of fellow athlete Joe Namath. but it is Jenner’s first time since transitioning and changing her name to Caitlyn. Of course being on a roast isn’t just about throwing jabs, it also means being open to taking shots, which could mean some careful navigation by the rest of the performers. More than a few celebs have gotten some pushback for making jokes at Caityln’s expense- Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais among them.
Joining Jenner on the dias will be the roastmaster general Jeff Ross as well as Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Debra Messing, Joel McHale and SNL castmember Chris Redd. Sean Hayes will serve as official Roast Master for the evening’s events.
The roast will tape on Saturday September 7th in Los Angeles at the Saban Theater, and will premiere on Comedy Central on September 15th at 10pm. Additional Roasters and talent to attend will be announced shortly.
The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also served as Executive Producer and Director of the Comedy Central Roasts of Bruce Willis, Rob Lowe, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, and Donald Trump, as well as the Emmy®-nominated Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. Rick Austin is also Executive Producer, and Jeff Ross is Co-Executive Producer. Christian McLaughlin is the Executive in Charge of Production and Jordan Ellner is the Talent Producer for Comedy Central.