Jun 26 2012

Jane Lynch set to rip Roseanne on Comedy Central ‘Roast’

Published by at 1:38 pm under News

Roseanne Barr better have some paper towels handy for any slushies that may be thrown in her face at her Comedy Central “Roast”! The network announced Wednesday that “Glee” star Jane Lynch is set to be the Roast Master for the festivities.

“I’ve long fantasized of ripping Roseanne Barr a new one,” Lynch said in a statement. “But because I don’t have the cajones to say anything offensive to her face, I will be hosting the proceedings.”

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Roseanne’s thoughts on the choice? “@janemarielynch i’m excited to have you as my roastmaster, mistress! i love you!” she tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

The network has not yet announced which comedians and celebrities will be roasting the actress and comedian, but Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeff Ross and Whitney Cummings have offered their sharp barbs on numerous “Roasts.”

One person who won’t be on hand to blast Roseanne? Her ex-husband Tom Arnold. The actor’s rep told TMZ that Tom “has absolutely no interest in being a part of it” and will turn down the network if he’s asked to participate.

As for who our readers would like to see take some jabs, Roseanne’s former co-stars on her hit sitcom “Roseanne” were popular picks on our Facebook page. And of course, other female comedians. “Sandra Bernhard, Sarah Silverman, Jeanine Garafolo, Paula Poundstone, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey … all the women (Roseanne) paved the road for and then cap it with Joan Rivers, the woman who paved it for all of them!” wrote reader Miranda Remington.

The “Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne” will air on Aug. 12 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.

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