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[06/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
Comedy Central to Deflate Pamela Anderson! Network Crowns Actress as First Female Roastee

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL To Deflate Pamela Anderson! Network Crowns Actress As First Female Roastee

Leading The Festivities Will Be Jimmy Kimmel As Roast Master COMEDY CENTRAL Partners With Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions To Produce "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Pamela Anderson" Broadcast On Sunday, August 14 At 10:00 P.M.*

NEW YORK, June 29, 2005 -- COMEDY CENTRAL is getting in to bed with Pamela Anderson and it?s certain to be one hot and sexy evening! Anderson is locked and loaded to be the all-comedy network?s newest, and first woman, Roastee. Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," will serve as Roast Master, ensuring the event will be one arousing Roast. The show is scheduled to tape on August 7 in Los Angeles. "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Pamela Anderson" will air on Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 p.m.

"We are elated that Pamela Anderson will be the first woman to christen our Roastee throne,? said Elizabeth Porter, vice president, talent and events for COMEDY CENTRAL. "ur viewers can expect this year'sRoast to be filled with some sizzling and biting material."

According to Kimmel, "This will be the filthiest night that even Pam has experienced in front of a video camera. I'm getting a special penis tattoo to commemorate it."

"I'm looking forward to being roasted...although I feel like I've made a career out of roasting, boiling or pickling myself," said Anderson, who is donating her fee to PETA and will be lampooned for her animal activism as well as her other obvious attributes.

This year's edition of the Roast will be produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who will also be executive producing and directing "COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Presents Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour" movie and "COMEDY CENTRAL's Last Laugh '05."

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

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 87 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.





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