James Franco roast Monday on Comedy Central: Roastmaster Seth Rogen and other celebrity roasters go to work when Franco is the guest of honor for Comedy Central’s annual roast, airing Monday, Sept. 2. Viewers can join in the fun on Twitter using the hashtag #FrancoRoast.
He bombed as cohost of the Oscars. He sawed off his arm in 127 Hours. And he had nothing better to do so he guest-starred on General Hospital. “If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in different media, he’d be the perfect person to roast. Oh well … I suppose we’ll just have to make do,” jokes Comedy Central’s Content Development & Original Programming chief Kent Alterman. “I’ve dreamed about this roast for as long as I can remember,” Franco says. We’ll see how long it takes him to forget it. Seth Rogen serves as roastmaster, with Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman as celebrity roasters. Comedy Central airs the roast on Monday, Sept. 2, at 10pm ET/PT.