Comedy Central Cuts Paul Walker Car Crash Jokes from Justin Bieber Roast Broadcast
Comedy Central is getting serious and making some edits to its upcoming Roast of Justin Bieber broadcast.
“Roasts often push the limits of good taste and we give the participants full reign to try things knowing we have to edit to shape the show,” a spokesperson told THR. “Sometimes the line is discovered by crossing it. The Paul Walker references will not be in the telecast.”
One of the Walker jokes came from Jeffrey Ross, who was talking about Bieber’s driving skills.
“’Move bitch, get out of the way!’ is what Paul Walker should’ve told that tree,” he reportedly said at the weekend taping. “Too soon Too fast? Too furious?”
At least one audience member was not pleased. According to THR, Ludacris, who was friends with Walker and starred alongside the late actor in the Fast and Furious films, “motioned to cut” during the taping and appeared “incensed” following the show.
The Roast of Justin Bieber airs on Mar. 30.