A Comedy Roast

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A Comedy Roast
Genre Comedy, entertainment
Format Stand-Up
Directed by Ben Caron
Presented by Jimmy Carr
Composer(s) Nick Foster
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 5
Production
Producer(s) Nicholas Steinberg
Running time 60 minutes including adverts
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original run 7 April 2010 (2010-04-07) – 5 January 2011 (2011-01-05)
External links
Website

A Comedy Roast is a British comedy television show broadcast by Channel 4. After a series of failed attempts by various broadcasters over the years, it is the first adaptation of the American comedy institution of roasting to be produced as a television show in Britain.[1] The first series premiered on 7 April 2010. Hosted by Jimmy Carr it saw Bruce Forsyth, Sharon Osbourne and Chris Tarrant get roasted by various colleagues, comedians and celebrities. The show returned on 15 October 2010 targeting Davina McCall.[2]

Episodes[edit]

# Episode Original airdate
1[3] "Bruce Forsyth: A Comedy Roast" 7 April 2010 (2010-04-07)[4]
Veteran television presenter Bruce Forsyth is roasted by Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee, Jason Manford, Jon Culshaw, Sean Lock, Barry Cryer, and his wife, Wilnelia Merced-Forsyth.[3]
2[5] "Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast" 8 April 2010 (2010-04-08)[4]
Reality TV judge Sharon Osbourne is roasted by Louis Walsh, Gok Wan, Alan Carr, Patrick Kielty, Keith Lemon, Ronni Ancona and Jerry Springer (by video).[5]
3[6] "Chris Tarrant: A Comedy Roast" 9 April 2010 (2010-04-09)[4]
Television presenter Chris Tarrant is roasted by Jack Dee, Sean Lock, Paddy McGuinness, Mark Durden-Smith, Jamie Theakston, Sally James, Mark Watson and Sir Terry Wogan (by video).[6]
4 "Davina McCall: A Comedy Roast" 15 October 2010 (2010-10-15)[2]
Television presenter Davina McCall is roasted by Rich Hall, Debra Stephenson, Patrick Kielty, Ed Byrne, Jack Whitehall, Chris Moyles, Dermot O'Leary, Julian Clary & Brian Dowling.[2]
5 "Barbara Windsor: A Comedy Roast" 5 January 2011 (2011-01-05)
Actress Barbara Windsor is roasted by Alan Carr, Sean Lock, Rich Hall, Patrick Kielty, Bernard Cribbins, Cheryl Fergison, Christopher Biggins, Michael Sheen and Leslie Phillips.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong, Stephen (5 April 2010). "Channel 4 launches comedy roast shows". London: The Guardian. Archived from the original on 9 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Wightman, Catriona (30 September 2010). "Davina McCall to appear on 'Comedy Roast'". London: Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 3 October 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Bruce Forsyth: A Comedy Roast". Channel 4. n.d. Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "A Comedy Roast – Series & Episodes". Channel 4. n.d. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast". Channel 4. n.d. Archived from the original on 11 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Chris Tarrant: A Comedy Roast". Channel 4. n.d. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 

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