What Jokes Were Cut from Upcoming Justin Bieber Roast?
One of the things you anticipate most about a Comedy Central roast is when a roaster crosses the line of decency with a joke. For the Roast of Justin Bieber that was filmed this past weekend, there were a few jokes that went way too far concerning the deceased actor Paul Walker, and thus won't make it into the broadcast version of the Justin Bieber roast on March 30, according to Variety.
"Roasts often push the limits of good taste and we give the participants full reign to try things knowing we have the edit to shape the show," said a Comedy Central spokesperson in a statement obtained by Variety. "Sometimes the line is discovered by crossing it. The Paul Walker references will not be in the telecast."
Jeff Ross is known to be one of the most brutal when it comes to roasting someone during these Comedy Central roasts, so it is no surprise that one of his jokes about Walker will be left on the cutting room floor.
"'Move bitch, get out of the way!' is what Paul Walker should've told that tree," roast veteran Jeff Ross said during his set, referencing Ludacris' hit song "Move Bitch." "Too soon? Too fast? Too furious?"
Saturday Night Live cast member Paul Davidson is another whose joke won't make the air.
"Just this past year, Justin got arrested for drag racing," said Davidson. "Unfortunately, it wasn't with Paul Walker. What? He's doing great! He's got a movie coming out!"
According to the Variety story, rapper Ludacris, who co-starred with Walker in the Fast & Furious film, made a "cut motion" after one of the jokes. Bieber also indicated he had a bit of an issue with the Walker-related jabs.
Check out part of Ross' roasting of Bieber below. Do you think the jokes made about Paul Walker were in such poor taste that they shouldn't have made the cut?