Charlie Sheen roast will be a 'comedy intervention'


How do you mock an actor with as many alarming recent issues as Charlie Sheen?

By delivering a dose of tough-love medicine, says Comedy Central’s “roastmaster general” Jeff Ross, who gave some hints as to what viewers can expect when Sheen gets skewered on Sept. 19.

“These roasts are often therapeutic for a person,” Ross says. “These are things he needs to hear. No one deserves to be roasted more than the warlock. I see this as a comedy intervention. This is the first step of what you could call a comeback.”

Ross says the show is seeking roasters who will really let loose on the dais rather than big celebrities. One person you’re not likely to see is porn star Capri Anderson, who was with Sheen during his infamous Plaza Hotel trashing. Anderson asked to be on the show, and Ross says he replied that the idea was “interesting,” prompting reports that assumed she would attend.

“There is a long list of people from Charlie’s past who want to roast him,” Ross says. “I did ask Charlie about [Anderson]. He said, ‘If she brings my watch back the same way she snuck it out she can roast me.'”

What about Sheen’s family members? “I think people are going to be blown away by the line up,” he replies, not wanting to give anything away. “There has been interest from very surprising people. And Charlie is going to put a lot of attention on his roast rebuttal.”

C’mon, just a little preview?

Ross relents: “We have to find out how Charlie Sheen went from TV’s highest paid actor to the highest actor on TV.”

There you go…

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  • Templar

    If Emilio is on it, I’ll watch.

    • Nick

      Charlie has got to be loving this attention.

    • Carmania

      and we were like “EMILIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”

      • sarah

        emilio estevez! the mighty duck man!

  • abadstroller

    How about childhood neighbors and friends like Rob Lowe and Sean Penn? Guys like them you don’t usually see out and about like that. Maybe CS would pay attention then–likely not though. Also RL and SP seem like the kind of guys would actually bring him in for a private intervention. IDK. CS needs some kind of help before he goes down the drain for the final time. Sad, really.

    • Bebe

      It’s too bad Corey Haim isn’t alive to appear on this. He had a VERY interesting story to tell about getting to “know” Charlie while shooting the film “Lucas.”

  • Mikey M

    Why are they roasting this idiot? Stop giving him attention is his best medicine.

    • John

      You do understand that by posting here you, too, are giving him more of that attention you say he doesn’t deserve?

  • borisfrown

    Hi, I like Charlie sheen.
    I am a 35 year old bald fat white ugly male with out a job. Looking for a 26 year old beautiful nurse. Who can work to support me. And, also has her place, so I can move out of mom’s house.

    • Jillian


  • mick

    I think they are trying to get denise richards.


    What time is show creator Chuck Lorre going to be up there on stage roasting the soon to be departed “Charlie Harper!! If not Mr. Lorre, then we will settle for Jon Cryer.

    • BP

      What about Ashton?…

  • petite fleur

    In order to roast Charlie you have to be creative, smart and funny some porn stars who still want their 15 minutes have no business to be here..these girls are seriously pathetic and to say that some of them like Capri what’s her name claimed ‘abuse’..pathetic the girl is still pretty interested by Sheen or rather Sheen fame..pathetic once again..
    Anyway i love Sheen and i am looking forward to watch this roast, i hope the roasters will be talented, it seems to be one of the event this fall on tv.
    After that like Ross said come back to work Charlie.

  • A

    Isn’t that same night (and time) that Two and a Half Men begins Season Eight?

    • Lisa S

      No. Idiot.

      • TKS

        Actually, Comedy Central is airing it the same night as the new season of Two and a Half Men starts. And when are they going to get rid of the “half” part of the title? The kid’s bigger than Cryer and probably almost as tall as Ashton.

      • Steve P

        Oh, Lisa, your witty banter and self loathing is always a pleasure to see on here…by the way, it is the same night as the premiere and Grizzly Adams did have a beard!

  • erin

    It is sickening that they are doing this, no matter what angle they tell themselves they are taking with the jokes. First that waste of oxygen Donald Trump, now this mentally ill misogynist? What’s the deal, Comedy Central?

    • The DRQ

      Just to clarify, Donald Trump was hardly the “first”. I will not drop back into the deep history of Roasts, but since Comedy Central has turned it into a yearly spectacle of insult humor, we’ve witnessed: Larry The Cable Guy, Bob Sagat, Joan Rivers, Drew Carey, Hugh Hefner, Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson…..(continues rambling off the names)

      • bobba

        The best one was William Shatner. Poor Sulu got it almost bad The Shat. Great stuff.

    • Tori

      This is a perfect way to make fun of him. I would enjoy every second of it.

  • jennie

    I wonder if his fake hair and teeth will attend?

  • DUH

    just as long as the situation stays far far away

    • john

      No truer words have been spoken

    • The DRQ

      HAHAHAHA, I personally LOVED the Situation’s attempt at roasting. Only because I was hoping that all of the Jersey Shore fans were watching and saw him. “See this guy….THIS GUY is someone you consider a celebrity!!”

  • Daisy

    I won’t misst this…

  • Clete

    You know, an intervention (and I was asked to attend one for a co-worker who had a problem with alcohol) is usually a private thing attended by people who actually care about the person. Not by a bunch of people hoping to get laughs. Charlie Sheen seems to need help, but he needs professional help, not by some television channel hoping to spike rating by having him “roasted’ by some people hoping to get get television time at his expense..

    • Maria

      Charlie is a phoenix, a survivor, he can take it don’t worry..i just suspect he will be more funny and sarcastic than these comedians/roasters..well i hope they have creative and subtle jokes otherwise the Masheen will eat them..

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