Barbara Walters Named Roastmaster for Betty White Roast

Barbara Walters, Betty White (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

If you were to have a “View” host roast you, which one would it be?

Whoopi’s a comedian and Sherri’s a hoot too, but it’s “The View’sBarbara Walters who’s been named “Roastmaster” of an upcoming roast of legendary comedy actress Betty White.

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Of course, it’s a Friars Club roast, not a raunchy Comedy Central roast, although the Friars have been known for their racy roasts too (apparently Quentin Tarantino had a rather memorable one last year).

They may be two classy, older ladies that are legends in the biz but don’t expect things to be too tame.

“It will be an afternoon filled with dirty words, risque jokes and sex talk … and that’s just what I plan on saying,” Betty says in The New York Post. “Those Friars may think I’m an easy mark, but I have 90 years of comebacks waiting for them,” she added.

We hope 90-year-old Betty makes Barbara blush!

“My father was a proud Friar for a great many years. And I am proud to be the roastmaster for Betty, as she paves the way for all youngsters and adds some sex appeal to this dignified pillar of society,” Walters said in a statement.

The sure-to-something-else event will be held at Manthattan’s Sheraton Ballroom on May 16.

The still White-hot Betty, who made Walters’ “Most Fascinating” List in 2010, and might as well be in the running for entertainer of the century, is still “Hot in Cleveland” while also appearing on “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” a candid-camera style show on NBC in which senior citizens prank young folks.

Check Out “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” Below:

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