UPDATE [Monday, Feb. 9, 2015]: Kevin Hart will host what is now titled ‘Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber’.
“I don’t normally do roasts, but I had to step out for my guy Biebs… It’s his big 21. It’s about to be operation roast everyone’s ass,” Kevin released in a statement.
Kent Alterman, President of Content Development and Original Programming for Comedy Central released a statement, “They say only a good friend would verbally eviscerate another good friend for all his vulnerabilities. Kevin Hart is a very good friend.”
If you guys say so, hopefully the Biebs does not take anything too personal, because I know Kevin will not hold back what-so-ever.
The special will be taped March 14, 2015, and will air on March 30, 2015 10/9 CST.
Comedy Central and On Air with Ryan Seacrest teamed up on Jan. 19, 2015 to announce the television network’s plans to roast singer Justin Bieber, one of the most controversial celebrities to date.
According to Justin, he has wanted this to happen for years but the network was unable to do it in the past with little material. However, Justin says he has worked hard to provide the material requested.
Here is the announcement from Biebs..
Justin has been in tabloids recently after getting much heat after speculation grew regarding his Calvin Klein underwear photoshoot.
“Justin has been asking us for years to roast him,” the network told Ryan Seacrest. “So we kept telling him to create some more material and we’re thrilled he listened.”
Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, and Joan Rivers have been the past roast victims.
No details have been released such as the comedians who will take part in tearing up Justin and I’m sure it will be an interesting special to watch. The special is rumored to be scheduled to be taped on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles.