Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central Roast to air same day as 'Two and a Half Men'
Charlie Sheen is set to get a taste of his own "Torpedoes of Truth" - about himself.
The cable network Comedy Central announced on Tuesday that it plans to air a "Roast of Charlie Sheen" special on September 19 at 10 p.m. ET - an hour after the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" returns for its ninth season without the actor. Ashton Kutcher joins the show but his role has not yet been announced. The sitcom is set to air that day between 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET.
Sheen, 45, has been one of the most talked about - and joked-about - celebrities in recent months, mainly due to his on-air rants and catchphrases made before and after his firing from "Two and a Half Men" in March as well as his partying lifestyle (check out some of his best quotes).
"You could say I've been providing kindling for this Roast for a while," Sheen said in a Comedy Central statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. "It's time to light it up. It's going to be epic."
Sheen was axed from "Two and a Half Man" after he insulted its co-creator Chuck Lorre in on-air interviews and following months of turmoil, which included a stint in rehab to treat alcohol and drug abuse, reports of wild nights with former adult film stars, and legal battles with his then-wife.
After he was axed from the comedy series, which reportedly paid him more than $1 million an episode, Sheen went on an on-air rampage, slamming show executives and coining catchphrases such as "Duh, winning!" in television interviews and via his own Webcast, dubbed "Torpedoes of Truth." He then launched a "Torpedo of Truth" comedy tour.
For several shows, Sheen was joined by Jeffrey Ross, a familiar face on Comedy Central Roast specials, and allowed the comedian to joke about him on stage.
"I'm like a kid in a candy store," Ross told The Hollywood Reporter in May, regarding his experience. "The idea that you can roast a notorious figure like Charlie Sheen once is a dream, because there's so much there."
Previous celebrities who have been the targets of Comedy Central Roasts include Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, David Hasselhoff and Ross' good friend Bob Saget of "Full House" fame.
The "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" will be taped on September 10, the cable network said in statement. Guests have not yet been announced.