Quentin Tarantino prepares to get roasted

Posted on 20 November 2010
By Pierce King
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Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Harvey Keitel, Johnny Knoxville, Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Patricia Arquette and Steve Buscemi are part of the star-studded lineup scheduled to take part in the Friars Club roast of Quentin Tarantino in NYC on Dec, 1.

Among the other roasters and guests: Kathy Griffin, Pam Grier, Richard Belzer, Rob Schneider, Whitney Cummings and Jeff Ross. Kristin Chenoweth will sing the national anthem.

The roast will take place at the New York Hilton and was postponed in October due to the sudden death of Sally Menke, Tarantino’s longtime film editor and close friend.

Friars Club dean Freddie Roman said: “Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill are classic that will last beyond Quentin.

“I can only pray that he understands that we only roast the ones we love.”

Quint declared: “I am not coming to get my ass kicked, I am coming to kick some ass!”

To coincide with the 100th Friars Roast, a DVD box set of classic roasts from the 60’s has been released – including Johnny Carson, Don Rickles and Jerry Lewis.