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Kevin Hart to Host Justin Bieber Roast on Comedy Central

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    Kevin Hart will host the Justin Bieber roast on Comedy Central.

    Kevin Hart is taking the reins of the "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber."

    The event is set to tape on March 14 and air on Monday, March 30 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. "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 in a statement.

    Justin Bieber's roast coincides with his 21st birthday.

    "They say only a good friend would verbally eviscerate another good friend for all his vulnerabilities. Kevin Hart is a very good friend," Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming for Comedy Central, said in a statement.

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    The last Comedy Central Roast was of James Franco in 2013. Other honorees over the years include Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump,David Hasselhoff and Bob Saget.

    Franco's roast, which had Seth Rogen at the helm, drew 3.1 million viewers.

    "For years I have wanted Comedy Central to roast me. They said only if I provided them w/ more material so for a year now I have worked hard," Bieber wrote on Twitter when the roast was announced. "Finally after all that hard work for my 21st bday it's happening. Thanks @RyanSeacrest &@ComedyCentral for the announcement. Let's do it :) Lol. #BieberRoast."

    Joel Gallen, who also served as executive producer and director for the roasts of Franco, Sheen and Trump, will serve as executive producer for the "Comedy Central Roast Of Justin Bieber."

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