Have you ever wanted to see Justin Bieber get absolutely obliterated by stand-up comedians while he sits and looks on helplessly? You’re not alone. Many, many people have wished for something like this…including Justin Bieber, apparently.
Bieber has been asking Comedy Central to set up one of their famous Roast shows for him for a while now, and he’s finally getting his wish. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will film in Los Angeles sometime in the near future, and an airdate will be announced soon.
Last night, Stephen Colbert signed off in the final episode of The Colbert Report, his long-running political satire talk show on Comedy Central, and was surrounded by celebrity ensemble to give him a proper send-off.
As the series finale drew to a close, Colbert began to sing the 1939 British song “We’ll Meet Again,” and as he walked across the studio, his friend and fellow Comedy Central host Jon Stewart appeared. The two joined hands, then walked over to Randy Newman playing the tune on the piano. Once the first verse was over, the cameras panned across the studio to show celebrities and former guest singing along. Amongst the crowd were Bryan Cranston, Patrick Stewart, George Lucas, Willie Nelson, James Franco, Barry Manilow, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Peter Frampton, Cindi Lauper, New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, and even Big Bird and Cookie Monster!
Recently Jay Leno stepped down as the host of The Tonight Show and was replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Even more recently, Late Show host and longtime Leno rival David Letterman also announced that he would be retiring in 2015, effectively ending an era of late night TV many of us have known for most of our lives whether we watched the shows or not.
So of course the big question on everyone’s mind was who would be chosen to replace Letterman? Would it be Craig Ferguson from within CBS similarly to how NBC brought up Fallon? As it turns out, no. It’s been officially announced that they’ve chosen Stephen Colbert, host of the popular Comedy Central political satire show The Colbert Report, to replace Letterman. Unfortunately this also means that Colbert Report will be coming to an end.
You can read the press release of the announcement below.
Comedy Central’s South Park does things differently than any other show on TV, making each new episode within the week that it airs, making for some of the most timely and topical comedy you can get. This process was documented in 6 Days to Air, which any fan of the show should watch if they haven’t already.
But for the first time in the show’s history a deadline has been missed, and tonight’s new episode titled “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers” will not air.
At this point, Futurama is an old pro and being canceled and doing the whole series finale thing. That doesn’t make it any easier to accept, but tonight is the night that the show ends its run on Comedy Central…and possibly for good.
There is still hope in all fans of the show and even the show’s creators that it will once again find new life somewhere else, but there is always that chance that this is really it. Depressing, right?