Comedy Central announced today that Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner, Joel McHale, Debra Messing, Chris Redd, and Jeff Ross will join Roast Master Sean Hayes on the dais for the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin. Additional Roasters and talent to attend will be announced soon.
The event will tape at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 7 and will premiere on Sunday, September 15 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
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 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. Christian McLaughlin is the executive in charge of production and Jordan Ellner is the talent producer for Comedy Central.
Baldwin and Comedy Central will also contribute a combined $1 million, in matching $500,000 donations, to Exploring the Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving public high schools throughout New York City and Los Angeles. Founded in 1999 by legendary American singer and painter Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto, a former public school teacher, the mission of Exploring the Arts is to transform the lives of young people through arts education. At the heart of ETA’s work is a vision to provide greater equality of resources and opportunity in the arts to traditionally underserved teens.
Below, you can check out a new teaser for The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin in which Baldwin roasts the dais without knowing who is on it!