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Jeffrey Ross has his Aurora shooting joke cut from Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne

7 August 2012 8:28 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

The upcoming Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne promises to have plenty of material suggesting that she is overweight, weds impulsively, and suffers from personality disorders, but network tolerance for that sort of controversy-baiting “shock” humor only goes so far. Jeffrey Ross found this out when he strayed from those mutually agreed-upon subjects to get in a dig at fellow roaster Seth Green, who answered the question of what Seth Green was doing there by being revealed as a prop for Ross’ jokes about the Aurora shooting. “Congratulations,” Ross said to Green, according to Entertainment Weekly. “This is actually a really »

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'Roast of Roseanne': Tom Arnold makes 'surprise' appearance on a not-so-mean night

5 August 2012 1:14 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

On The Late Show with David Letterman last month, Roseanne Barr said of her upcoming roast that hosting network Comedy Central “told me they’re trying to do a whole new classy thing like the old Dean Martin roasts.” EW was on the scene for the taping of the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium, and while it might be a bit of a stretch to label it “classy,” with one notable exception, the event was definitely tamer than more recent roasts. (It’s set to air on Sunday, Aug. 12.)

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Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Adds Roasters Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady and Gildbert Gotfried

3 August 2012 6:11 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Comedy Central has announced its final line-up of Roasters for its Roast of Roseanne. Led by Roast Master Jane Lynch, the final Roasters include Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady and Gilbert Gottfried. Also in attendance at the ‘Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne’ will be several of the comedian and actress’ co-stars from her hit 1990s ABC sitcom, ‘Roseanne,’ including Sarah Chalke, Michael Fishman and Alicia Goranson. Already announced Roasters for the ‘Comedy Central’ Roast Of Roseanne’ include Carrie Fisher, Seth Green, Katey Sagal, Anthony Jeselnik, Jeffrey Ross and Amy Schumer. The ‘Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne’ will tape at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 4. It will premiere  [ Read More ] »

- Karen Benardello

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