NEW YORK, September 13, 2019 – The hits kept coming and the laughter was infectious! The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Bladwin premieres Sunday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and will be simulcast across Viacom properties including CMT, MTV, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1. Immediately following the #BaldwinRoast at midnight ET/PT will be a sneak peek of the new season of Crank Yankers.
For the #BaldwinRoast premiere, the #1 brand in comedy is leveraging the full power of its social media presence, with platform-specific Roast content rolling out in real time across Comedy Central’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. Baldwin also appears in the Comedy Central Original Mini-Mock: the Times Square Alec Baldwin, in which an out-of-work actor puts on a large foam Alec Baldwin head and hits the streets of New York. His job: to bring joy to kids and adults, although he often ends up making a scene. He even gets a little help from Baldwin himself.
Roasters include Adam Carolla, Robert De Niro, Nikki Glaser, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner, Ken Jeong, Chris Redd, Caroline Rhea, Jeff Ross, and Roast Master Sean Hayes.
Fans are encouraged to stay tuned immediately following the #BaldwinRoast to watch a sneak peek of Crank Yankers. The series kicks off an all-new season on Wednesday, September 25th at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the season 23 premiere of South Park. Season 5 of Crank Yankers will feature beloved characters such as Spoonie Luv, Elmer Higgins, Niles Standish, Bobby Fletcher, The Truth, Terrence Catheter, Mr. Birchum and more, with voice talent including, but not limited to, Adam Carolla, Arturo Castro, Will Forte, Nikki Glaser, David Alan Grier, Kathy Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Abbi Jacobson, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Demetri Martin, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Nealon, Adam Pally, Chelsea Peretti, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Ross, Tony Barbieri, Paul Scheer, Iliza Shlesinger, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy O. Yang, and Derek Waters.
The #BaldwinRoast taped at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 7.
The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin is executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also served as Executive Producer and Director of the Comedy Central Roasts of Bruce Willis, Rob Lowe, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, and Donald Trump, as well as the Emmy®-nominated Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. Rick Austin is also Executive Producer, and Jeff Ross is Co-Executive Producer. Christian McLaughlin is the Executive in Charge of Production and Jordan Ellner is the Talent Producer for Comedy Central.
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