Legendary ex-rugby player turned commentator and Comedy Central Roastee, Murray Mexted, is in for one fiery evening.
Comedy Central New Zealand announced today that Rugby Sevens legend, Eric Rush, will be the Roast Master for “The Comedy Central Roast of Murray Mexted”.
Rush will head an all-star lineup of crash tackling local roasters including, Simon McKinney, Leah Panapa, Neil Waka, Phil Kingsley Jones, Raybon Kan, Jessie Mulligan and Stu Wilson.
“The Comedy Central Roast of Murray Mexted” premieres on Comedy Central SKY Channel 010 Thursday, 8 September at 8:30pm.
‘If the Roast Master is like a football referee then you can expect a no-holds-barred roasting of Murray… laughter will be the winner on the night!’, says Eric Rush.
The sizzling roster of local roasters joining Roast Master Rush will ensure the night is full of foul play and offside hookers. The roasters of “The Comedy Central Roast of Murray Mexted” include:
Simon McKinney – Past Billy T Award nominee and 2007 Best Male comedian at the New Zealand Comedy Festival
Leah Panapa – The Rock FM Radio DJ and media personality
Neil Waka – Active sports commentator and TVNZ broadcast journalist
Phil Kingsley Jones – Successful sports manager, coach and one of New Zealand’s best comedians.
Raybon Kan – New Zealand comedian and newspaper columnist
Jessie Mulligan – Accomplished comedian and breakfast radio show host on 91.8 MORE FM
Stu Wilson – Former rugby union player and captain of the All Blacks
Internationally, the Comedy Central Roast is a star-studded event in which Comedy Central hand-picks a special Roastee to sit on the hot seat and take it on the chin for the evening with good-natured ribbing from colleagues and comics.
“The Comedy Central Roast of Murray Mexted” will be recorded at the Aotea Theatre, Auckland on Thursday August 11, 2011.