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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Named Roast Master For Bruce Willis Roast

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Named Roast Master For Bruce Willis Roast

Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, announced that movie star and filmmaker Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been named Roast Master for the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. The event (#BruceWillisRoast) will tape at the 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. Roasters will be announced at a later date.

“I’ve looked up to Bruce my whole life. I was genuinely honored 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.”

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(R)-nominated Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. Jordan Ellner is Talent Executive. Christian McLaughlin is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Available on-air, online and on the go, Comedy Central gives viewers access to a world of super funny, provocative and relevant comedy that tell the funny truths of life, every day and everywhere. From award-winning late-night, scripted and animated series to stand-up specials, short-form and sketch, Comedy Central has it all. A subsidiary of Viacom Inc., Comedy Central is available to more than 300 million households in over 150 countries across the globe.

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