AceShowbiz - %cRob Lowe% is set as the next roastee on Comedy Central. The "Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe" is set to be taped in Los Angeles. There's no word yet on a roastmaster, nor a word on who will come forward to poke fun at "The Grinder" alum. No premiere date or taping date has been set yet.
Comedy Central president Kent Alterman said in a statement on Thursday, June 9, "Rob Lowe is handsome, talented, successful and handsome. He needs to be roasted."
Lowe added, "What a thrill to once again be following in %cJustin Bieber%'s footsteps. I look forward to a night of hilarious jokes recycled from the %cJames Franco% Roast. I would like to express my gratitude to the members of my family who have passed away and therefore will not have to endure what promises to be a very special evening."
Recent roast subjects include Bieber, Franco, %cRoseanne Barr%, %cCharlie Sheen% and %cDonald Trump%. %cHannibal Buress%, %cJeff Ross%, %cMartha Stewart%, %cSnoop Dogg%, %cLudacris%, %cPete Davidson% and %cWill Ferrell% were among the performers who joined last year's Bieber roast.
When asked about the sense of humor he brings to his work, Lowe told %cJohn Travolta% in this week's issue of Variety, "I was influenced as a kid by watching early 'Saturday Night Live'. I must have been about 11, 12 or 13 when it came out and I was obsessed with it. I think I know more about early 'SNL' than probably the people who were actually on it."