Charlie Sheen’s upcoming Comedy Central roast — set to air the same night that "Two and a Half Men" returns to CBS with a new star — presents the troubled actor with the opportunity to set the tone for his future career, reports the New York Post.
On Sept. 19, the night when Ashton Kutcher debuts on Sheen’s old sitcom, Sheen will have a high-profile platform on "The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.”
Comedian Jeffrey Ross, a friend of Sheen’s and the producer of the roast, said: “I feel like the rebuttal will be a real moment for him to set the record straight on his past and hit the reset button on his future. I see these roasts often as a new beginning for people. Once you have gone through that gauntlet, you have a lot of good will from the audience to not only get the roasters, but also to set yourself up for your next move.”
"Two and a Half Men" is scheduled to air its season debut at 9 p.m.. with the roast set for 10 p.m. Roasters on the Comedy Central special will include "Jackass" star Steve-O, TMZ boss Harvey Levin and former boxing champ Mike Tyson. Seth MacFarlane will host.
It was still uncertain whether Denise Richards, Sheen’s ex-wife, would participate, although she indicated during a recent appearance on “The View” that she would probably turn down the invitation.
Ross, who collaborated on Sheen’s Violent Torpedo of Truth tour, indicated the roast could get ugly — and that’s how Sheen wants it. “He is going to want it rough,” Ross said. “He is a masochist in a lot of ways.”