EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein to Be Roasted by Friars Club: 'It's an Honor'

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"It’s an honor the Friars Club has deemed me worthy of roasting," Weinstein said in a statement to ET. "I’m looking forward to a memorable lunch with friends and colleagues – many of whom I’m sure have been waiting for this day – but I’m truly flattered."
The Friars Club celebrity roasts are a century-old tradition that has honored some of the most celebrated and successful show business icons. And, while some of the jokes can sting, the Friars have always held true to a simple motto: "We only Roast the ones we love."
"Harvey truly is a giant among giants and I am absolutely delighted that he has accepted our most heartfelt honor: the Friars Roast,” said the Friars Club's Abbot, Jerry Lewis.
The 64-year-old film producer -- known for founding the indie studio Miramax Films with his brother, Bob, in 1979 before launching The Weinstein Company in 2005 -- is only the second film producer to get a Friars Club roast in over 112 years, sharing the honor with MGM founder Louis B. Mayer.
Weinstein's Roast will be held on Nov. 4 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City during this year's New York Comedy Festival.