Comedy Central has called on Family Guy creator and executive producer (and unofficial roasting expert) Seth MacFarlane to emcee The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, the network announced Thursday.
The network first announced plans to roast Sheen in early July, just a few months after he was fired from Two and a Half Men and subsequently took his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" comedy tour on the road.
"I'm very excited to work with Comedy Central again on the roast," MacFarlane said in a statement. "Charlie is a true icon with a talent that is strong and pure and concentrated into small crystals which can be smoked or eaten."
This will be MacFarlane's third consecutive effort as roast master, following the roasts of David Hasselhoff in 2010 and Donald Trump earlier this year. MacFarlane, 37, will be the only person to host three ceremonies. "In addition to his sharp wit, Seth is way more suave and sophisticated than we are," Comedy Central's head of original programming and production, Kent Alterman, said. "We continue to try and soil him."
The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will tape Sept. 10 in Los Angeles and air on Monday, Sept. 19 at 10/9c, the same night that the new season of Two and a Half Men premieres on CBS.