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[06/21/06 - 12:00 AM]
Aye, Aye Captain! Comedy Central(R) to Roast William Shatner

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Aye, Aye Captain! COMEDY CENTRAL(R) to Roast William Shatner

'The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner' to Air on Sunday, August 20 at 10:00 P.M.*

NEW YORK, June 21 -- COMEDY CENTRAL is taking command and putting William Shatner in the hot seat. Shatner is confirmed to brazenly travel where only the strongest have survived, as the all-comedy network's newest Roastee. The show is scheduled to tape in August in Los Angeles. "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner" will air on Sunday, August 20 at 10:00 p.m.

"It takes a real man to follow Pamela Anderson into the Roast pit and William Shatner is truly a hero among men," said Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent for COMEDY CENTRAL. "By the end of this year's Roast, Shatner may wish he was in a galaxy far, far away."

William Shatner has cultivated a career that has spanned over 50 years as Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, director, producer, screenwriter, recording artist and author. He is one of pop culture's most recognizable figures and has also established himself as a major Hollywood philanthropist.

This year's edition of the Roast will be produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who will also executive produce and direct "COMEDY CENTRAL's Last Laugh '06." Last year's groundbreaking Pamela Anderson Roast was also produced by Gallen.

Tenth Planet Productions' Joel Gallen is the executive producer and Elizabeth Porter serves as the executive in charge of "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner" for the network.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 88 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com.

* All times ET/PT

For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit COMEDY CENTRAL's press-only website at http://comedycentral.com/press

SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications
http://www.comedycentral.com http://comedycentral.com/press





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