A Comedy Roast
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A Comedy Roast

A Comedy Roast
GenreComedy, entertainment
Directed byBen Caron
Presented byJimmy Carr
Composer(s)Nick Foster
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original English
No. of episodes5
Nicholas Steinberg
Running time60 minutes including adverts
Original networkChannel 4
Original release7 April 2010 (2010-04-07) - 5 January 2011 (2011-01-05)
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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]


# 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 Dame Edna Everage, Ozzy Osbourne 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, Patrick Kielty, Ed Byrne, Jack Whitehall, Chris Moyles, Brian Dowling, and Dermot O'Leary (by video).[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.


  1. ^ Armstrong, Stephen (5 April 2010). "Channel 4 launches comedy roast shows". London: The Guardian. Archived from the original on 9 April 2010. Retrieved 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 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Bruce Forsyth: A Comedy Roast". Channel 4. n.d. Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "A Comedy Roast - Series & Episodes". Channel 4. n.d. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast". Channel 4. n.d. Archived from the original on 11 April 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Chris Tarrant: A Comedy Roast". Channel 4. n.d. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 2010.

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