Comedy Central has a pretty good track record when it comes to roasts (Jeff Foxworthy's not withstanding), but the line-up for the Bob Saget affair has me extremely excited as a stand-up fan. Names like Gilbert Gottfried, Artie Lange, Norm McDonald and little Jimmy Norton are some of the highlights (complete list is after the break).

With firepower like that and a body of work that includes America's Funniest Home Videos and the holy grail of crappy sitcoms, Full House to inspire material, I'm expecting it to be completely ruthless. Of course, watching it when it first airs might be kind of a let down because of all the bleeping, but this might be the one that gets me to buy it on DVD. Although, I'll probably fast forward through Andrew Dice Clay's material. I love dick jokes and I still can't stand to hear that guy talk for more than two minutes.

It airs August 17th.

List of guests from the Comedy Central announcement:

  • Scott Bakula
  • Greg Behrendt
  • Alonzo Bodden
  • Andrew Dice Clay
  • Chris Fairbanks
  • Jennifer Finnigan
  • Rex Lee
  • Lori Loughlin
  • Kathleen Madigan
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey
  • Brian Posehn
  • Paul Provenza
  • Jonathan Silverman
  • Jodi Sweetin
  • Artie Lange
  • Jim Norton
  • Jon Lovits
  • Norm McDonald
  • Gilbert Gottfried

Check out the Comedy Central site for (slightly) more info.