Comedy Central has announced who will join Roast Master Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the upcoming roast of Bruce Willis.
Willis’ “Moonlighting” co-star Cybill Shepherd is among the roasters, as well as “Motherless Brooklyn” co-star Edward Norton. Kevin Pollak, Dom Irrera, Nikki Glaser, Lil Rey Howery and Jeff Ross will also take part.
Gordon-Levitt, who starred in “Looper” with Willis, said when he was announced as the emcee that he has “looked up to Bruce my whole life” — but that won’t stop him from “mercilessly making fun of him.”
“I was genuinely honored to work alongside him and, in essence, PLAY him when we made ‘Looper’ together,” he said at the time. “He has treated me with absolutely nothing but warmth and kindness. And so I look forward to mercilessly making fun of him on TV.”
Willis said when the roast was first announced that “this ain’t the first time I’ll be tied to a chair and held hostage by a group of humorless a-holes for a couple hours.”
The “Comedy Central Roast Of Bruce Willis” is executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, (he also served as executive producer and director of the Comedy Central Roasts of Rob Lowe, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, and the Emmy-nominated roast of William Shatner). Jeff Ross is co-executive producer. Jordan Ellner is talent executive. Christian McLaughlin is the executive in charge of production for Comedy Central.
The Roast will tape at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 14 and will premiere on Sunday, July 29 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central.