Comedy Central has chosen the next person it will roast, and he’s kind of an easy target: Justin Bieber.
The 20-going-on-15-year-old singer with five No. 1 albums under his booster seat has agreed to serve himself up on national television for all sorts of jabs and jokes, which is really no different than any other day. Between all the brushes with the law, neighborhood re-decorating, history lessons, adventures in monkeysitting, and underwear modeling, it’s borderline amazing that he has time to fit this into his schedule.
The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will tape in L.A., and an air date will be announced shortly.
In a series of tweets today, Bieber sounded more than enthused, stating: “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. Thanks @RyanSeacrest & @ComedyCentral for the announcement. Let’s do it :)”
James Franco was the last celebrity to serve as the brunt of the joke in the fall of 2013, and previous roastees include Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen (whose special stands as the highest-rated), Donald Trump, and William Shatner.