Flav Adds Flavor To Comedy Central Roast

 This summer Flavor Flav has been selected as Comedy Central's latest target to be roasted on television.

Public Enemy hype man and VH1 reality star Flavor Flav is scheduled to be the subject of Comedy Central's upcoming roast; scheduled to air on Sunday, August 12.

"We only roast the ones we love -- and the world is clearly crazy about this guy. This event will be full of surprises as Flavor Flav is going to experience a whole new kind of love in this Roast," Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president of specials and talent for Comedy Central said via statement.

"The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav" is scheduled to tape in Los Angeles this July. The show will be executive produced by Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions, who also directed and executive produced previous Comedy Central roasts of William Shatner and Pamela Anderson. The roast is being sponsored by Anheuser Busch, Amp'd and Taco Bell.

Flavor Flav, born William J. Drayton, started his twenty-year career in entertainment as a hype man for Public Enemy and has more recently enjoyed reality television stardom via successful VH1 series' "Surreal Life," "Strange Love," and "Flavor of Love," which resulted in huge ratings. Flav is currently touring with Public Enemy front man Chuck D.

"The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav" will air Sunday, August 12 on Comedy Central at 10 p.m. EST.

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