• Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone, Katey Sagal and more will roast Roseanne on Comedy Central (Video)

    UPDATE: Aug. 2 — Comedy Central has just announced the final additions to the dais: roast veteran Gilbert Gottfried and newcomers Ellen Barkin and Wayne Brady will be on hand to poke fun of the iconic comedian.


    This weekend’s highly-anticipated Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne will be a gathering of legendary women set to burn one of history’s favorite sitcom stars. Actresses Sharon Stone and Carrie Fisher, and the former “Peg Bundy” and current “Turanga Leela” Katey Sagal will join roast staples Jeffrey Ross, Anthony Jeselnik, and Amy Schumer on the dais for the taping this Saturday.

    Actress Jane Lynch was recently appointed the Roastmaster for the event, making her the third female Roastmast in Comedy Central history. Although Roseanne’s famous ex-husband, Tom Arnold, has poked fun at the comedian in the past, he is not expected to be at the roast.

    The roast tapes this Saturday, Aug. 4, and will premiere on Comedy Central Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10 pm EST. For now, check out the promo below, wherein Roseanne leads a choir in an updated rendition of her own infamous re-imagining of the “Star Spangled Banner.”


    Dana Sitar

    Dana Sitar is a freelance comedy journalist trying to answer the question “What is it like to be a comedian?” She shares this quest and other tips from the writer's life at DanaSitar.com and on Twitter @DanaSitar

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