The Roast of Justin Bieber had some amusing moments, some weird moments, including Justin Bieber apologizing for his behavior over the past few years, and some sad moments, including the arguably too-soon jokes made about Paul Walker that received a lot of notice. It also had its share of outrageous moments too, like when Martha Stewart walked onstage in a crazy print to crack jokes about Kevin Hart, Ludacris and more. Some of the jokes are a bit edgy, so keep that in mind if you are at work.
The design guru may not have written all of her own jokes, but her delivery was spot-on. She deadpanned jokes about Kevin Hart blowing though money without getting too offensive and then managed to crack a joke about Ludacris enjoying the bedroom while simultaneously plugging her line of luxurious towels. It’s hard not to spoil the punchline in jokes without iterating the entire setup, so instead of taking my word for it, we highly suggest you watch the video.
Martha Stewart isn’t someone we would normally associate with a Comedy Central roast. She isn’t a comedian, a writer or a celebrity that is known for hanging out with Justin Bieber, so when the network announced the lineup for The Roast of Justin Bieber, her name stood out like a lightbulb. Overall, the roast was a bit of a weird one, where celebrities like Shaquille O’Neal and Ludacris popped up alongside names like Chris D’Elia, Natasha Leggero, Hannibal Buress, Jeffrey Ross and many, many more. While at first Stewart may have seemed to be a weird add, now we see why she was given a shot.
The Roast of Justin Bieber actually hit the schedule last night, but we’ve been hearing about if for some time, especially as the shindig was actually shot a couple of weeks ago. Things change between the lengthy taping and the shorter broadcast on Comedy Central, but it’s nice to know so many incredible jokes landed. In fact, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson is enjoying a ton of positive press for his aggressive turn at the mic where he mocked everything from Paul Walker, in the aforementioned cut joke, to his own 9/11 victim father. When it comes to roasting, you have to go big or go home.
Congratulations to Justin Bieber for getting his moment in the spotlight. It may not have been pretty the whole time, but he took his verbal beating like a champion and got in a few haymakers of his own. I have no idea how Comedy Central will top this next year, but no doubt executives are furiously brainstorming to try and figure out a way.
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