Comedy’s Divney Getting Farewell Roast


The Broadcast, Cable & Video Division of the UJA-Federation of New York will hold a roast in honor of retiring Comedy Central CEO Larry Divney.

The roast is set for Thursday, April 15, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Manhattan.

Scheduled "roasters" include host Jeffrey Ross, Jon Stewart (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Colin Quinn (Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn), Richard Belzer (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Late Night with Conan O'Brien), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Stephen Colbert (Daily Show), comic Paul Mercurio and cable-industry titans Tom Freston (chairman and CEO, MTV Networks) and Henry Schleiff (chairman and CEO, Court TV).

For reservations, call Danielle Zalaznick at 212-836-1453 or e-mail her (