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Host Named for Alec Baldwin Roast

Jul 22, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Roast Master for the “Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin,” taping Sept. 7, will be Sean Hayes, Comedy Central announced today.

“It’s always been my dream to roast a Hollywood legend, so when they asked me to roast Alec Baldwin I said ‘close enough,’” Hayes quipped in today’s announcement.

The program is scheduled to premiere Sunday, Sept. 15, on 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,” Comedy Central said in today’s announcement. “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 (ETA) 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.”

The Baldwin roast 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, and 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.

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