Comedy Central (channel 122) has revealed that comedian and actor Kevin Hart has been named Roastmaster for the “Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber.” The event will tape at Sony Studios in Los Angeles on March 14 and premiere on Comedy Central on Monday 27 April at 21:10 CAT.
“I don’t normally do Roasts but I had to step out for my guy Biebs…It’s his big 21. It’s about to be operation roast everyone’s ass,” said Hart.
“They say only a good friend would verbally eviscerate another good friend for all his vulnerabilities. Kevin Hart is a very good friend,” said Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central.
Commented Evert van der Veer, Head of Comedy Central, Africa, “Justin Bieber plus Kevin Hart is an explosive combination and the dream formula for a Roast – expect to see sparks fly on 27 April;”
The “Comedy Central Roast Of Justin Bieber” will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also served as Executive Producer and Director of the Comedy Central Roasts of James Franco, Charlie Sheen, and Donald Trump, as well as the Emmy-nominated “Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner”. Jonas Larsen is the Executive in Charge for the network.
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