Comedy Central has announced the star-studded cast of the upcoming Roast of Justin Bieber. Celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O’Neal and even Martha Stewart will poke merciless fun at the Canadian singer during the one-hour event, which is scheduled to air on March 30.
Comedians Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Chris D’Elia and roast veteran Jeffrey Ross will also join in on the raucous roasting festivities.
The popular special, which has previously featured celebrities like Joan Rivers, Pamela Anderson, Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen and James Franco, is known to get raunchy, and fans are especially keen to see what mild-mannered lifestyle guru Martha will say when she takes the stage for the first time.
Comedian Kevin Hart is set to host the show and says he’s not planning to go easy on the 21-year-old superstar. “ I'm going to kill him. I'm going to give him a couple rim shots he's not expecting,” he said.
Martha Stewart will join in on the roasting festivities for the first time. Photos © Getty
After a year of controversy and skirmishes with the law, Justin seems to finally be on the mend. The roast bodes well for his new persona, in which the singer takes himself less seriously and doesn’t sweat the small stuff.
“Justin has been asking us for a few years to roast him," said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central's President of Content Development and Original Programming. "We just kept telling him to go create more source material first. We're thrilled he listened."
Justin confirmed his eagerness last month, telling Ellen DeGeneres, "I think it’s cool just to be able to laugh at yourself.”