August 12, 2007 12:02 AM by Joe Blackmon
Flavor Flav’s song lyrics to "You’re Gonna Get Yours" say it best …
"Subject of suckers — object of hate, who’s the one some think is
great? I’m that one — son of a gun!" This holds true at "The COMEDY
CENTRAL Roast of Flavor Flav," where rap-master Flav takes a "rapping"
to a whole new level. The show taped at The Warner Brother Studio Lot
on Sunday, July 22 in Los Angeles. "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Flavor
Flav" premieres on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Comedian Katt Williams heads the festivities as the evening’s Roast Master. This year’s Roasters include Carrot Top, Greg Giraldo, Ice-T, Jeffrey Ross, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Lampanelli, Brigitte Nielsen, Patton Oswalt, Snoop Dogg, Sommore, among others. Throughout the evening, DJ Spinderella was spinning the joints as each Roaster threw some zingers at Flav. Highlights include: Katt Wiliam’s introduction, "A look back at the life and times of Flav, none of which he can remember," Lisa Lampanelli’s crack, "Flav, enough with the clock, you can take it off, you haven’t had to be anywhere in 13 years" and a special rhyme from rapper Snoop Dogg.
comedycentral.com gave all "Flavorhaters" the chance to showcase their roasting talent. Users were invited to deliver the ultimate Flavor Flav insult, snap or slam via video camera, webcam or mobile phone. Videos of users "roasting" Flav were uploaded at AtomUploads.com and featured on comedycentral.com. A lucky bunch of videos were selected to air during the August 12 premiere of "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Flavor Flav."
Flavor Flav, born William J. Drayton, is credited as rap music’s original "Hype Man." Flav is celebrating his 20th year in the rap business and is currently on tour with Public Enemy front man and partner Chuck D. Flav has starred in VH1′s "Surreal Life," "Strange Love" and the record-setting "Flavor of Love" series.
"The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Flavor Flav" is executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also executive produced and directed the Emmy-nominated "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner" as well as "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Pamela Anderson." Elizabeth Porter serves as the executive in charge for the network.