COMEDY CENTRAL(R) to Spank America's Favorite Dad! Network to Roast Comedian Bob Saget

'COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Bob Saget' to Tape in LA

Jun 26, 2008, 01:00 ET from COMEDY CENTRAL

    NEW YORK, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL is about to show
 America that daddy doesn't know best when it roasts comedian Bob Saget.
 Saget will quickly learn that this is no family-friendly event and will be
 begging for a time-out during this star-studded evening, which will tape in
 Los Angeles. The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Bob Saget" will air on Sunday,
 August 17.
     "It's an honor...My ass is already sore," stated Saget.
     "Bob Saget is one of the true nice guys. I've apologized to him in
 advance for what this evening holds in store for him," said Elizabeth
 Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent for COMEDY CENTRAL.
     For some, Bob Saget is known world-wide for his television roles,
 having set a precedent by simultaneously starring in two top-ten primetime
 series -- the long-running sitcom "Full House" while also serving as the
 eight-year host of "America's Funniest Home Videos." For others, Bob is
 known by a more "adult" audience because of his edgier stand-up comedy,
 theater, television and film work.
     In 2007, Saget kicked off a national theater tour that continues
 through 2008 and starred in the one-hour HBO special, "That Ain't Right,"
 which is available on DVD. Over the past year, Saget starred on Broadway in
 the Tony Award winning play, "The Drowsy Chaperone," hosted the NBC game
 show "1 vs. 100" and continues to narrate the CBS show, "How I Met Your
 Mother." He directed the hit DVD release, "Farce of the Penguins," the
 film, "Dirty Work" and the telefilm, "For Hope." For more information visit
     The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Bob Saget" will be executive produced by
 Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also executive produced and
 directed the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Flavor-Flav," the Emmy-Nominated
 "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of William Shatner" and the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of
 Pamela Anderson." Elizabeth Porter is the executive in charge for the
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