The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber airs at the end of the month, and Comedy Central announced the full lineup of roasters today. It's a mix of regulars, newbies, and the completely absurd: Kevin Hart will serve as roastmaster joined by Jeffrey Ross, Natasha Leggero, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, and the one and only Martha Stewart. The roast airs on Monday, March 30th at 10:00pm, so get ready for some trademark Martha Stewart burns.
Comedy Central just revealed its next Comedy Central Roast victim, and they couldn't have made an easier choice. Network president Kent Alterman confirmed today that Justin Bieber will be the next celebrity to get his own roast special, though an air date for the ceremony has not yet been announced: "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." Hopefully we can count on at least one appearance by Kate McKinnon.
When Louis C.K. last hosted SNL in November 2012, there was magic in the air. A week after Superstorm Sandy walloped New York, with huge parts of the city still without power, it just felt appropriate to see a comedian so emblematic of the New York spirit, with its gritty nature and heartfelt sincerity, serve as the face of the show that week. And to see him kill it as he did, with a hilarious parody of his FX show Louie starring Abraham Lincoln, was a magical moment for comedy nerds, like watching Conan O'Brien hosting the Emmys in 2006 or witnessing Joss Whedon's The Avengers win over both [...]
Here's a brand new episode of Zach Galifianakis's Emmy-nominated web series Between Two Ferns. His guest this time around is Justin Bieber, and it's one of the show's best episodes ever, full of twists and turns.
It's not easy to reconcile my preferences for the alternative comedy scene that this site represents and my admiration for an eternally mainstream show like SNL. I want a lineup of weird, dark premises and sketches that establish clear games… and then intentionally subvert them. I want sketches to end with Mr. Show-like transitions, with a character leaving the room and walking onto a new set, where a new sketch begins, and throwaway jokes from earlier sketches to reappear later, like Kroll Show is doing. I want an episode where Nick Offerman hosts, Garfunkel and Oates is the musical guest, Danny Pudi sits silently in the background of every sketch, [...]