The highly-anticipated Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber has cast its roasters. Comedians Hannibal Buress, Chris D’Elia, Natasha Leggero and Jeffrey Ross will join celebrities ex-felon Martha Stewart, rapper Ludacris, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal and veteran roaster Snoop Dogg in ripping apart faux bad boy tween heartthrob Justin Bieber. Kevin Hart will take on the duties of Roast Master.
Justin Bieber is the butt of many jokes whether by late night talk show hosts, comedians on Twitter or that annoying woman in your office. Bieber seems excited to be roasted by popular stand-up comedians and overall funny people. He’s even been petitioning Seth Rogen to do the Roast. Rogen has very publicly expressed his hatred for the Grammy-nominated star, calling him a “piece of shit” in social media. Biber hopes to get Rogen to come on and give it to him starting the hashtag trend #WeWantSeth with Comedy Central’s #BieberRoast.
The Neighbors star has not responded to the young star’s pleas, probably because he actually dislikes Justin Bieber. Normally, roasts are filled with light-hearted humor and playful jabs from the celebrity’s close friends and likable comedians. Hatred is usually not the source of a roaster’s jokes. But who knows, Comedy Central knows what they’re doing and perhaps we’ll see a surprise Seth Rogen drop-in.
Bieber has been making the rounds on talk shows attempting to show the public that even he knows it’s time for him to grow up. It’s almost as if this masochistic event will serve as a final penance before the newly 21-year-old begins a new chapter in his life. Or he’s like the scumbag in a comedy club who is so self-centered that he or she heckles the comics just to be made fun of. Will this roast be a gesture of good will to the world or is it just another way for Justin to be the center of attention? Only time will tell.
Watch the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber on Monday March 30 at 10pm EST. Until then, check out Jeffrey Ross invade the kid’s personal space.