The #BruceWillisRoast will be broadcast on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) on Monday, 30 July at 8pm WAT, 24 hours after the US premiere.
Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, has also announced that movie star and filmmaker Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been named Roast Master for the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis.
“I’ve looked up to Bruce my whole life. I was genuinely honoured to work alongside him and, in essence, PLAY him when we made Looper together,” said Gordon-Levitt. “He has treated me with absolutely nothing but warmth and kindness. And so I look forward to mercilessly making fun of him on TV.”
Said Dillon Khan, Vice President for Comedy Central and Creative Services at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, “Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be an awesome host. Don’t be fooled by the baby face, we expect him to throw flames and retire Bruce Willis into the Comedy Central Roast Hall Of Fame.”
The Comedy Central Roast Of Bruce Willis will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also served as Executive Producer and Director of the Comedy Central Roasts of Rob Lowe, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, and Donald Trump, as well as the Emmy®-nominated Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner.
Roasters will be announced at a later date.