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6th March, 2015

Bieber gets roasted this March!


#BieberRoast to Premiere on Comedy Central on 1 April @ 21:10 CAT

Johannesburg, 6 March 2015: Justin Bieber is about to score some of his biggest hits.

Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) revealed today an all-star roster of Roasters who will joinRoastmaster Kevin Hart for the upcoming #BieberRoast.

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will tape on Saturday 14 March at Sony Studios in Los Angeles and will premiere on Comedy Central in Africa on Wednesday 1 April at 21:10 CAT.

Celebrity Roasters lined up to heap Bieber with comedic praise and insults include Snoop DoggLudacrisShaquille O’Neal and Martha Stewart. This year’s dais will also feature some of today’s hottest comedians including Hannibal BuressChris D’EliaNatasha Leggero andJeffrey Ross. Additional Roasters and celebrity guests will be announced soon.

“Another awesome Roast is warming up”, commented Evert van der Veer, Senior Channel Director, Comedy Central, Africa. “Everyone’s going to be tuning in to see how Justin responds to the full-on Roast experience, and we expect this to be one of our hottest ratings drivers of the entire year.”

Comedy Central “Roasts” have been a staple of the channel’s schedule, and a major ratings driver since debuting on the US network in 2003. Celebrated Roastees who have endured their time in the Roast hot seat have included James Franco (2013)Roseanne Barr (2012)Charlie Sheen (2011)William Shatner (2006) and Dennis Leary (2003). Comedy Central has successfully realised two African Roasts including The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene (2014) and The Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr (2012). Further localised Roast formats have been produced in New Zealand, Spain and Latin America.

For further information about “The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber” like us on Facebook or join us on Twitter @comedycentralAF. To join the conversation about the Roast, please add #BieberRoast to your tweets.

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