Seth Macfarlane, the American comedian and creator of Family Guy, opened Charlie Sheen's "roast" on Comedy Central last night, reading a fake obituary of the former 'Two and a Half Men' star. MACfarlane had audience members cringing in a no-holds-barred segment in which he labelled the actor talentless.
Sheen's 'roast', which aired on the same evening Ashton Kutcher began his stint on 'Men', got off to an electric start. MACfarlane noted that Sheen's fake funeral would form part of the season premiere of 'Two and a Half Men', but suggested viewers would only be required to wait a few months for the real thing. He later reached into his inside pocket and pulled out a speech before admitting it had been ripped from Amy Winehouse's obituary, telling the audience, "I only had to change three things, though.The sex of the deceased, the location of the body, and the part that says a talent that will be missed" The Family Guy star then introduced Charlie, who emerged sitting upon a train with former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash playing a guitar solo behind him. Elsewhere, Mike Tyson, 'Jackass' star Steve-O and William Shatner were also on-hand to poke fun at the 45-year-old actor. His ex-wife Brooke Mueller was spotted in the audience although Denise Richards did not attend.
During the season premiere of 'Two and a Half Men', it was explained that Sheen's 'Charlie Harper' character was killed after falling in front of a Paris subway train. The actor was fired from the show following his increasingly unpredictable antics that led to a feud with producer CHUCK LORRE.