Comedy Central will hassle the Hoff on Aug. 15 as David Hasselhoff agrees to be roasted, toasted

This just in the mailbag: Comedy Central has announced that David Hasselhoff will be the network's 2010 roast of honor, as comedians will trot out their best Baywatch, drunken cheeseburger, Knight Rider and German singing jokes this summer. The special will air on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010.

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“I’m honored that Comedy Central is going to get ‘Hoff’ on me,” said David Hasselhoff. “I have always been a major fan of Roasts, dating back to the days of the ‘Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.’ Laughter is the best medicine. Bring it on! I’m ready to take the heat.”

“David Hasselhoff is a worldwide celebrity who has and continues to entertain audiences around the globe," said Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent for Comedy Central. "By the end of this year's Roast, this pop culture icon will surely see that no slow motion run or life preserver can save him.”

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