Comic's mockery of Justin Bieber book goes viral

Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:34pm EDT
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By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Iconic Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent has succumbed to Biebermania.

The 80-year-old actor has become an overnight YouTube sensation by donning a somber suit and bow-tie and sitting fireside to read excerpts from Bieber's new memoir, "First Step 2 Forever: My Story," for a satirical sketch comedy show, "This Hour has 22 Minutes," on state broadcaster CBC.

Pinsent's deadpan rendition drips in sarcasm, as when he recounts 16-year-old Bieber receiving his trademark swoosh haircut that apparently made him look like Bart Simpson. "Dear God," Pinsent uttered, while rubbing his eyes in anguish, "what he must have gone through."

"This Hour has 22 Minutes" has become a national institution by mocking Canada's high and mighty.