Paul Walker Jokes Cut from Justin Bieber's Comedy Central Roast
By Stacy Lambe
Not every joke reportedly made during Justin Bieber’s brutal Comedy Central Roast will be seen by TV audiences.
According to the network, several jokes about Paul Walker will be cut from the final telecast airing on March 30. Following the taping of the Roast, it was reported several comedians made comments related to Bieber’s driving habits and Walker’s own death.
“Roasts often push the limits of good taste and we give the participants full rein to try things knowing we have the edit to shape the show. Sometimes the line is discovered by crossing it. The Paul Walker references will not be in the telecast," a spokesperson confirmed in a statement to ET.
Among the insensitive remarks was one particular joke by comedian Jeff Ross, who said, “Move b---h, get out of the way!' is what Paul Walker should've told that tree. Too soon? Too fast? Too furious?”
The jokes were met with mixed reactions. Walker’s Fast & Furious co-star Ludacris was onstage during the cringe-worthy moments and was visibly upset by the comments. And following the Roast, Bieber told reporters he “didn’t particularly like the Paul Walker jokes.”