Comedy Central is turning up the heat on pop icon Justin Bieber. The network announced today that Bieber will be this year's Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber (#BieberRoast) will tape in Los Angeles. Tape and airdate to be announced shortly. Said Kent Alterman, President, Content Development & Original Programming, Comedy Central:

"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.

On Twitter, Justin Bieber added:

"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. Finally after all that hard work for my 21st bday it's happening."

Ryan Seacrest, who will likely host or serve as a roaster at the event, confirmed that The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will be taking place in March.

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"Yes. I got confirmation Justin Bieber is getting roasted byComedy Central in march...Love you Justin, but it's time."
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