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[08/15/06 - 12:00 AM]
Shatner's Ego Gets Blasted Into Outer Space at Comedy Central's(R) Annual Roast "The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner" Premieres Sunday, August 20 at 10:00 P.M.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

SHATNER'S EGO GETS BLASTED INTO OUTER SPACE AT COMEDY CENTRAL'S� ANNUAL ROAST "THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF WILLIAM SHATNER" PREMIERES SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 AT 10:00 P.M.

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Roasters Include Sandra Bullock, Andy Dick, Farrah Fawcett, Greg Giraldo, Clint Howard, Jimmy Kimmel, Artie Lange, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Pollak, Lisa Lampanelli,Jeffrey Ross, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, George Takei, Betty White And Fred Willard

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Log On To COMEDY CENTRAL's "MotherLoad" To View Uncensored Shatner Roast Video Clips www.comedycentral.com/motherload/

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NEW YORK, August 15, 2005�COMEDY CENTRAL Roasters propelled Shatner into a new atmosphere with a barrage of attacks on every topic from his age, his acting and his large repertoire of bombs, at the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner." The event kicked�off with Shatner riding in on a white horse to thunderous applause. Shatner then assumed the position of Roastee while seated on stage in the original "Star Trek Enterprise" Captain Kirk chair. The hits just kept on coming. Shatner was the target of brutal strikes by comedians and friends such as Sandra Bullock, Andy Dick, Greg Giraldo, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeff Ross, Ben Stiller, George Takei and many others. Roast Master Jason Alexander served up his own zingers at everyone's expense that kept the crowd laughing the whole evening. The show taped on August 13 in Los Angeles at CBS Studios and will air as a 90�minute special. "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner" will debut on Sunday, August 20 at 10:00 p.m.

Encore presentations will air Sunday, August 20 at 11:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., Monday, August 21 at 12:00 a.m., Friday, August 25 at 12:00 a.m., Sunday August 27 at 11:30 p.m. and Monday, September 4 at 10:00 p.m.

Highlights from the evening include: Giraldo kicked off the Roast by ripping Shatner's hairline and taking jabs at Mel Gibson; an animated Andy Dick went on a licking spree that stunned the crowd, then dressed up as Leonard Nimoy and did a dramatic reading; Betty White showed her true colors using words so blue that the audiences' faces turned red; George Takei covered his own ass, literally, on the stage and Lisa Lampanelli, the Queen of Mean, took a licking from Andy Dick as she unleashed a verbal assault on everyone in attendance and brought the crowd to its feet.

This year's Roast is multi�platform with Shatner Roasted from all angles�broadcast, online and mobile. For the first time ever, COMEDY CENTRAL's broadband channel "MotherLoad" will showcase uncensored video clips from this year's Roast. Users can log on to www.comedycentral.com/motherload to view the uncensored clips from Shatner's Roast as well as from previous Roasts including the outrageous and raucous Roasts of Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy and Denis Leary.

comedycentral.com features Shatner downloads, the "Shatnerd" Trivia Game, and the Talkin' Shat Poll which is featured online and on mobile. comedycentral.com is also inviting users to send in their own Roasts or impressions of Shatner � the best of which COMEDY CENTRAL will feature on the site and on mobile phones � for our users to rate.

Comedian Jessi Klein hosted "MotherLoad's" coverage of the Shatner Roast with exclusive interviews from the red carpet and after�party. comedycentral.com users will be treated to a live account from the Roast as the CC Insider was blogged live. In addition, there will be outtakes from "COMEDY CENTRAL's Roast of William Shatner" available after its August 20 premiere.

"The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner" is sponsored by Toyota.

Tenth Planet Productions' Joel Gallen once again serves as the executive producer and Elizabeth Porter 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 Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.





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