As we learned from his response to the "Saturday Night Live" sketch parodying his Calvin Klein ads, Justin Bieber is doing his best to be a good sport. (He tweeted, "@nbcsnl Well played" on Sunday.)
That was just a warm-up. Later this year, Bieber's good-sport muscles are going to get a real workout as he's been selected as the subject of the next "Comedy Central Roast."
"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,” Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s president of content development and original programming, said in a statement.
The singer's tweet Tuesday echoed the sentiment:
Comedians often poke fun at other comedians during the annual roasts — Denis Leary, Bob Saget and Joan Rivers have all been roastees. But occasionally a larger-than-life celebrity figure is selected, like David Hasselhoff, William Shatner and James Franco.
To be clear, this is no lightweight celebrity-friendly ribbing; this is rougher even than the pointed jabs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doled out at the Golden Globes earlier this month. Roast jokes are vulgar, raw and sometimes downright mean.
In Bieber's case, as he noted, he's provided a wealth of material including:
- Those sexy Calvin Klein Ads
- Dropping trou at Fashion Rocks
- His feud with Seth Rogen
- Comparing himself to Michael Jackson
And that's just from 2014!
Either Bieber is a very brave young man, or he's never watched a Comedy Central roast. Either way the event, which will be taped in Los Angeles and does not yet have an air date, is sure to be must-see TV.