Update (3/31): The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber finally went down last night, and it was one for the internet-burn-book ages. (The Biebs is now known as the King Joffrey of pop. Forever. Even till he's 42.) If you missed it or you're pressed for time, Comedy Central has a taster's choice of clips, including scorches by Kevin Hart, SNL newbie/almost-as-young-as-Bieber human Pete Davidson, Natasha Leggero. Meanwhile, here are a few of the (VERY NSFW!) best, starting with Snoop Dogg making fun of Bieber's pet monkey:
Doesn't matter if Ludacris was part of Bieber's breakout sensation, "Baby," and its 1.15 BILLION plays on YouTube. He came hard:
Martha Stewart (?!) going H.A.M. (?!):
And, of course, the immortal Will Ferrell, with a two-parter:
Update (3/11): Comedy Central's making the most of its upcoming Justin Bieber roast, and why not? Today we've got a teaser—set, comically, to the tune of "Baby"—featuring Beliebers absolutely apoplectic with sorrow at the prospect of their lord and savior being made fun of on national television in an event hosted by the always-fiery Kevin Hart. Is the clip mean-spirited? Without a doubt. But it's a Comedy Central roast. Of Justin freaking Bieber. People's feelings are going to be hurt. (Hopefully we can leave young children out of it from here on out, though?)
Update (3/5): Comedy Central announced the cast of "comedians bringing heat" to the Justin Bieber. The curious roast cast includes the likes of Bieber's "Baby" collaborator Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O'Neal and even...Martha Stewart.
Who would have thought we'd see the day America's craftiest businesswoman flexes her comedy skills on Comedy Central? The power of the Bieber is undeniable. Read on for everything else we know about the upcoming special.
Update (2/24): Justin Bieber's Comedy Central roast is a little over a month away. In anticipation, the pop star and network have shared the latest teaser for the television special. The clip has Biebs in his element—a tattoo parlor—getting work done. The camera pans and it's revealed that the "Baby" singer is permanently affixing a target on his back. Watch it above!
Update (2/9): We've got a date and a roast master, folks. Superstar comedian and actor Kevin Hart will lead the charge for the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which will premiere Monday, March 30. See the announcement below, and peep the original news below that:
Original Story: It's the moment every Bieber-critic has been waiting for: the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. A press release from the network says the roast will be filmed in Los Angeles soon, with a broadcast date to follow. (Ryan Seacrest's site originally reported that the special would be taped on March 7. We'll see.)
There'll be no shortage of material for the lucky comedians who get to throw barbs at the Biebs. In 2014 alone, Bieber, now 20 years old, wound up: paying his neighbor $80,000 for egging his house; going to anger management; wearing this; doing some pretty racist sh*t; getting investigated for a mini golf robbery (seriously—this whole list is actual real life); giving a hilariously salty deposition; facing assault charges in his native Canada; getting arrested for a DUI in Miami; and, of course, barely ever wearing his shirt, showing off his tattooed bod an alarming amount of times.
Hey, though: at least he hit a billion views with his "Baby" video (a number that's since climbed to 1.36 billion. That said, we wouldn't put it past a quality jokester to find some serious mockery there, too.
"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 Comedy Central's Kent Alterman, the president of content development and original programming. Recent Comedy Central Roasts have included James Franco, Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen, Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, and Flavor Flav. Recent roasting teams have featured Seth MacFarlane, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, and Amy Schumer.
Bieber's brand-new Calvin Klein ad, in which he shreds (shirtless, duh) on the drums, just got the parody treatment on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, as well, courtesy of legend-in-wait Kate McKinnon:
Bieber, perhaps showing his readiness for the big Roast, gave SNL some quick respect: