Quentin Tarantino’s roast by Samuel L Jackson rescheduled

Posted on 11 October 2010
By Pierce King
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The Friars Club Roast for Inglourious Basterds mastermind Quentin Tarantino, which was postponed due to the death of his close friend and editor Sally Menke, has now been rescheduled.

The event will take place at the New York Hilton as planned on Wednesday, Dec, 1, with Samuel L. Jackson acting as “roastmaster,” with tall tale telling duties.

The Friars Foundation is also naming a scholarship to honor Menke’s memory that will go to a student ‘with a passion to study the performing arts and carry out the Foundation’s mission of fostering the arts through scholarships.’

A lineup of roasters and guests will be announced shortly.

Friars Club executive director Michael Gyure said: “With Quentin’s enthusiasm, this Roast is destined to be one of the most exciting and outrageous ever.”

Samuel L Jackson said: “Having known Quentin as long as I have now, there are many stories I’ve kept tucked away for a moment like this.

“I’m not so sure he won’t regret asking me once the afternoon is over!”

But in true Tarantino style, Quentin vowed: “I’m not coming to get my ass kicked, I’m coming to kick ass!”