Martha Stewart’s zing-rich routine at the Justin Bieber roast was cause enough to forgive Bieber all his crimes–or thank him for them. Stewart opened by annihilating Kevin Hart, who was his noisy attention-grabbing self at the Comedy Central roast. Stewart initially just talked about how listening to Hart “yell his jokes for an hour” was the “hardest time” she ever did.
But that was gentle. A roast is no place for good taste–and Stewart, who makes her living teaching people good taste, knew the territory. She sounded like she’d spent the afternoon at a class taught by Howard Stern. As for the N-word, Martha Stewart didn’t actually utter it, but parse the following. Stewart said Kevin Hart deserved his success because he’d worked hard for it. “When he finally got his first big paycheck, he spent $150,000 on a watch,” she said chuckling. “I forget that term for that,” she continued. “It’s not… African-American rich…(crowd gasps) it’ll come to me,” she said.