Justin Bieber Comedy Central Roast Taps ‘SNL’s’ Pete Davidson For Takedown

Justin Bieber’s Comedy Central Roast has tapped Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson to join the eclectic lineup of celebrity and straight up comic roasters.

Davidson, 21, will showcase his comic chops alongside the host Roast Master Kevin Hart, Jeffrey Ross, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, former NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, rappers Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, and comedians Natasha Leggero, Hannibal Buress and Chris D’Elia.

Bieber will be roasted on Saturday, March 14 at Sony Studios in Los Angeles before a ticket-holding studio audience.

The highly anticipated public skewering will air on the Comedy Central Network at 10:00 p.m ET/PT on March 30.

Davidson is by far the youngest of the roasters and is, in fact, the same age as Bieber. A point mentioned by the singer himself on his Twitter feed on Friday, following the reveal.

“@ComedyCentral @petedavidson someone my age? Wow. #BieberRoast,” the Biebs tweeted in reply.

News of the latest roaster comes after a steady rollout of Comedy Central promos for the Bieber roast.

The latest, and fourth, features faux-Beliebers sobbing at the thought of their beloved hero being verbally mauled by rabid comedians.

All the roasters have been hyping up the event on their social media pages or elsewhere. Hart did so to the Biebs’ face at the Will Ferrell-hosted 11th Annual Desert Smash charity tennis tournament at the La Quinta Resort and Club in Indian Wells, Palm Springs, earlier this week.

After stressing that he didn’t intend to be “malicious” or “mean” at the roast, Hart assured Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush that he would get some shots in at Bieber.

When Bush asked Justin if he was nervous, the singer replied, “Man, I’ve gotta say I’m a little nervous, but it should be a lot of fun.”

On Thursday night Ross tweeted Hart, which prompted this response from Bieber.

The New Jersey comedian has also been retweeting instructions from Beliebers, some of which — surprisingly — asked him to go hard on the singer.

Other fans called for temperance.

One seemingly neutral observer wrote the following.

Fans of Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, also gave D’Elia commands after he told Hollywood Life that he would be bringing up the actress-singer at the roast.

Noting the vested interests and polarizing nature of the singer, the “Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber,” which now includes Pete Davidson, could turn out to be the greatest yet in recent times.

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