August 12, 2011
'Family Guy' creator chosen to 'roast' Charlie Sheen
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Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, has been picked to host the 'Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen'. The show, a long standing American tradition, will see celebrities and actors take to the stage to “light-heartedly” mock the star of Platoon and Wall Street.
Speaking about his role MacFarlane said:
I'm very excited to work with Comedy Central again on the roast. Charlie is a true icon with a talent that is strong and pure and concentrated into small crystals which can be smoked or eaten.
Comedy Central's head of programming Kent Alterman described the Family Guy creator as "suave, sophisticated and sharp".
The Roast of Charlie Sheen is set to broadcast on the same night that Ashton Kutcher is due to make his first appearance as Sheen's replacement on Two and a Half Men.
Sheen's character on the show is said to be killed off in a "violent end".
He said of the decision, "I am honoured that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character. Anything less would have been an insult!"
The Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen and the new series of Two And A Half Men are both set to air September 19.
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