Comedy Central is turning up the heat on pop icon Justin Bieber. The network announced today that Bieber will be this year’s Roastee. The “Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber” (#BieberRoast) will tape in Los Angeles. Tape and airdate to be announced shortly.
“Justin has been asking us for a few years to roast him, and we just kept telling him to go create more source material first. We’re thrilled he listened,” said Kent Alterman, President, Content Development & Original Programming, Comedy Central.
On Twitter, Bieber added: “For years I have wanted Comedy Central to roast me. They said only if I provided them w/ more material so for a year now I have worked hard. Finally after all that hard work for my 21st bday it’s happening.”