UPDATE: Comedy Central tweeted on Monday that the Justin Bieber roast – now scheduled for March 30th – will be hosted by actor-comedian Kevin Hart.
Justin Bieber will be roasted in an upcoming special scheduled to air on Comedy Central on March 7th, Us Weekly reports.
The 20-year-old singer has reportedly wanted to be the butt of the joke for years, according to a source at Comedy Central, who told Ryan Seacrest's website: "Justin has been asking us for years to roast him, so we kept telling him to create some more material and we’re thrilled he listened."
As far as targets go, Bieber's an easy one. The singer's antics have made for plenty of comedic fodder over the years, and just this past weekend his ridiculous Calvin Klein ad campaign was parodied throughout Saturday Night Live. Donning a pair of tiny tighty whities, Kate McKinnon offered up an outrageous impersonation of the singer, mugging for the camera one instant then running around, yelling and trying to pants Cecily Strong the next. Luckily, Bieber's got a sense of humor, tweeting afterwards, "@nbcsnl well played. Lol."
The comedians taking part in the Bieber roast will be able to cull material from any number of Bieber-related incidents: From the underage drinking and drag racing to egging his neighbor's house and peeing in a restaurant mop bucket. The monkey he abandoned in Germany will also presumably come up several times. For a primer on the "Baby" singer's history of bad behavior, check out Rolling Stone's cover story from last year on Bieber's out-of-control lifestyle.
Bieber's Comedy Central roast will be the network's first burn-fest since the 2013 roast of James Franco. Other celebrities that have gotten their own special in recent years include Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, Joan Rivers and Bob Saget.