Kevin Hart will lead the comical charge against Justin Bieber during the pop star’s upcoming “Comedy Central Roast.”
The network announced on Monday that “The Wedding Ringer” star has been named Roast Master at the television event premiering on March 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The Roast will be taped at Sony Studios on March 14, two weeks after after Bieber’s 21st birthday on March 1.
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, Donald Trump and William Shatner.
Jonas Larsen is the executive in charge for the network.
“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,’” Hart said.
Comedy Central’s president of original programming, Kent Alterman, added: “They say only a good friend would verbally eviscerate another good friend for all his vulnerabilities. Kevin Hart is a very good friend.”