Comedy Central will roast the music industry’s notorious troublemaker, Justin Bieber.
The news originally surfaced via Ryan Seacreast on Twitter:
Bieber replied with enthusiasm:
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
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 20, 2015
Bieber responded favourably to the sketch on Twitter:
The roast, which will air later this year, will be filmed in Los Angeles.
Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s President of Content Development And Original Programming, said in a statement:
“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.”
Other celebrities who have received this honour include the late Joan Rivers, Charlie Sheen, Bob Saget, and most recently, James Franco.
Watch Bieber get mocked on “SNL” this weekend below.
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