Early this morning, Ryan Seacrest announced that Comedy Central will host a roast for pop music’s punching bag, Justin Bieber. And now Comedy Central confirms it, with the network’s president Kent Alterman commenting, “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.” (Even the exec’s got jokes!) This should be easy enough. Making fun of Bieber is practically an American pastime at this point (even though the Bieb himself is Canadian). Perhaps it was inspired by this weekend’s Saturday Night Live parody of the singer’s recent Calvin Klein ads, to which he responded, “well-played. Lol.” on Twitter. See? Bieber can take a joke! You know, when it’s positioned as a way to potentially help his career.
Justin’s all in. He’s already repeated the roast’s first joke: