Comedy Central announced the list of names who will roast Bruce Willis on Sunday July 29th at the Hollywood Palladium. Nikki Glaser, Lil Rel Howery, Dom Irrera, Kevin Pollak and Jeff Ross will take seats on the dais to take shots at Willis and each other. Also joining the comedy roasters on stage will be Edward Norton and Cybil Shepherd. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was already announced as the event’s Roastmaster.
This list of comedians is great, but it will be tough to compete with the list of roasters at least year’s Rich Vos roast in New York City.
Comedy Central has been producing a series of roasts since 1998 when they produced five annual Friars Club roasts, kicking off the series with a Drew Carey roast followed by Jerry Stiller, Rob Reiner, Hugh Hefner and Chevy Chase. In 2003, Comedy Central began producing their own roasts- first with Denis Leary as the target, and since then they’ve thrown shade at 15 guests of honor including Jeff Foxworthy, Pam Anderson, Bill Shatner, Flavor Flav, Bob Saget, Larry the Cable Guy, Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, Roseanne Barr, James Franco, Justin Bieber, and most recently, Rob Lowe.
Past frequent roasters have included the great Greg Giraldo, Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Lampanelli, and Nick DiPaolo.
This will be Jeff Ross’s 14th time sitting on the Roast dais, and this will be Nikki Glaser and Kevin Pollak’s second time on the series. Rel, and Dom will be making their first appearances on the Comedy Central roast series.