It’s always seemed pretty weird to me that Comedy Central airs its popular Roast programs several weeks after they are shot in Los Angeles. By the time the program airs, we’ve already heard some of the jokes. Sensing this, however, Comedy Central has released several videos of comedians taking shots at Justin Bieber. Check out comedian Jeff Ross’ glorious King Joffrey comparison, below.
In the video, Bieber has a pretty weird look on his face while he is getting roasted. Some of the time, he seems to be chuckling at Jeff Ross’ jokes while at other moments he seems to be spacing out, despite being center stage. Maybe it’s just his face. Or maybe it’s the grueling nature of having to sit in a studio for five hours to have insults thrown at you. Say what you will, but The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber is more than the average roast; it was undertaken as a big penance-oriented PR move for Bieber, who has gotten into trouble more than once over the last several years.
Reports indicate the Biebs even apologized during the live taping of the broadcast, saying he looks forward to being someone “you guys can all look around and be proud of.” So, there is more on the line than a few jokes during the Comedy Central Roast.
Still, if you are excited about watching Justin Bieber get pummeled by a wide variety of jokes, there are a slew of big names involved in the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. Along with Ross, Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O’Neal are on board. They will be joined by comedians Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, and Chris D’Elia. It will be interesting to see how the random celebrities will fare alongside the professionally funny comedians. In addition, Kevin Hart will host, and you can check out a bit from him before the premiere, as well.
The most important part about participating in a Roast is being a good sport. If you stand in there and take it, chances are you'll come out of the evening with a new-found respect. That's exactly what Justin Bieber needs right now, and since everyone is already making jokes about his legal and social problems, he might as well earn some good PR taking it.
Catch the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber on March 30 at 10 p.m. ET.