Justin Bieber is no stranger to constant ridicule in the tabloids, on late-night shows and from people on social media. His next round of merciless critics will actually come at his request.
The 20-year-old pop star asked Comedy Central multiple times to host him as the next "Roast" victim, and the network has finally granted his wish. The "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber" will tape soon in Los Angeles.
"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," Ken Alterman, President of Content Development & Original Programming for Comedy Central, said in a statement.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 20, 2015
Bieber has certainly provided that over the past year. He egged his neighbor's house, hot-boxed an entire private jet and saw the inside of a court room a few times, usually to discuss his on-again, off-again relationship with Selena Gomez.
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 — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 20, 2015
The "Boyfriend" singer proved just this weekend that he can take a joke. Biebs approved of Kate McKinnon's impersonation of him on "Saturday Night Live" in a parody of his "Calvin Klein" ads.
@nbcsnl well played. Lol.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 18, 2015
Previous participants of the "Comedy Central Roast" include Denis Leary, Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Flavor Flav, Bob Saget, Larry the Cable Guy, Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, Roseanne Barr and James Franco.
Comedy Central will announce an airdate for Bieber's roast shortly.