First up, you can probably count on yet another dose of the increasingly present Charlie Sheen. Comedy Central’s recent roastee is rumored to be making a cameo during the night’s telecast, according to Deadline.
Sheen, who did not submit his name for his work on “Two and a Half Men” this year, is now considered likely to be a surprise presenter.
One actor who was nominated for his comedy work this past season, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin, will take a diminished role in the night’s festivities. After initially signing on to play a TV executive in an opening, pre-taped skit, Deadline reports Baldwin pulled out after a joke poking fun at News Corp and Rupert Murdoch for the ongoing UK phone-hacking scandal was removed.
“Star Trek” vet Leonard Nimoy stepped in to play the part at the last minute.
On a significantly less dramatic note, fans of “Saturday Night Live” digital short masterminds “Lonely Island” (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) have something to be happy about.
THR reports a medley of their tunes will be performed live with the help of Ed Helms, Maya Rudolph and a few other guests.