Comedy Central announced today 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 10:00PM. 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.