Oscar lines up comics

Sacha Baron Cohen, Jason Bateman among presenters

The comedy line-up at the 82nd Academy Awards will include Sacha Baron Cohen, Jason Bateman, Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Ben Stiller, who have all signed on to serve as presenters.

It will be the first appearance for Baron Cohen, who had been considered by Oscar show producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman as a potential host of the show, and for Bateman, who currently costars in "Up in the Air."

Stiller has appeared on five previous Oscar telecasts; Carell has presented on three: and Fey, who’ll be sharing the stage at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with her "30 Rock" co-star Alec Baldwin, who is co-hosting with Steve Martin, made her debut last year.

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