Even the most practiced and skillful comedians run into problems when dishing out jokes. So, when it came to roasting Justin Bieber for Comedy Central, Jeff Ross, the Roastmaster General, actually turned to Bieber’s ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez for tips. Read on.
Speaking with Huffington Post, Ross said that as soon as he heard who the personality will be, his brain got to work immediately and jokes started popping in his head. However, in coming up with more material, he also said that he did his research as per the usual process. One of the key people, he asked so that he can create jokes for the young star was apparently Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
“I ran into her and asked her for advice on roasting the Biebs, and she said, ‘Tell the truth. That always worked for me,’” related Ross in the Huffington Post interview.
The comedian went on to say that he believed Justin did well and was very gracious after the roast. In fact, Ross was actually impressed by Bieber.
“I think people are going to like him more after this roast. I mean, I didn’t know much about him and I really came to be fond of him because of this. He took it really well and he owned a lot of his past mistakes. You’ve gotta give him credit for that,” noted Ross.
He added that the whole thing was a “winning effort” for the pop superstar, who at 21 years old, is still figuring out how to make amends for his past behaviors. Ross also said that he saw how Bieber is really just a normal guy, with a huge, huge heart for his fans.
In the past, when people asked Jeff Ross who he think should be getting roasted, Bieber was his go-to answer and now that it happened, his setting his sights on Kanye West next. The comedian already has plenty of ideas about how it should go down.
The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air this Monday, Mar. 30, 2015 on the cable channel.
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