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[07/14/09 - 08:44 AM]
Comedy Central Roasters RevealeD... Rivers in for a Rippin'
Brad Garrett, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo, Jeffrey Ross, Lily Tomlin, Mario Cantone, Richard Belzer, Robin Quivers and Whitney Cummings are all set to appear.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL ROASTERS REVEALED... RIVERS IN FOR A RIPPIN'

Roasters Include Brad Garrett, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo, Jeffrey Ross, Lily Tomlin, Mario Cantone, Richard Belzer, Robin Quivers And Whitney Cummings

"COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Joan Rivers" Premieres On Sunday, August 9 At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, July 14, 2009 -- COMEDY CENTRAL is paying homage to the illustrious career of comedic icon and this year's Roastee Joan Rivers with a cavalcade of high caliber comedians who have a propensity for butchering barbs. The network announced today an all-star roster of Roasters who, along with Roast Master Kathy Griffin, are sure to keep the jabs sharp, quick and precise. The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Joan Rivers" tapes in Los Angeles at CBS Studios � Radford on Sunday, July 26. The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Joan Rivers" airs on Sunday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

This year's Roasters include Roast Master Kathy Griffin, Brad Garrett, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo, Jeffrey Ross, Lily Tomlin, Mario Cantone, Richard Belzer, Robin Quivers and Whitney Cummings. Additional Roasters and talent will be announced.

The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Joan Rivers" will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also executive produced and directed the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Larry The Cable Guy," "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Bob Saget," "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Flavor-Flav," the Emmy-nominated "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of William Shatner" and the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Pamela Anderson." Larry Thompson will serve as co-executive producer. Elizabeth Porter is the executive in charge for the network.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.





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