ESPN will soon air portions of sports-related roasts from Friars Roast Club, the network announced today.
The first roast will take place during Super Bowl week on Jan. 29, and taped exerpts are set to air Jan. 30 on ESPN2 from 8-9 p.m.
“Our partnership with ESPN highlights what the Friars have been doing for over a century–honoring performers and entertainers, as well as sports personalities, with our special brand of humor. There’s much to be said for comedy in sports and the rich fodder for comedians to rib athletes about their performance on and off the playing fields," said Friars Club Executive Director, Michael Gyure in a release.
The Friars plan to send comedians to any city hosting the Super Bowl, as it has now made the entertainment available to a wide sports audience.